Reptile Crafts- "Templates and directions for making a paper mache
alligator, a crocodile, a dinosaur, frogs, and a frog puppet."
Adaptations- This activity enables students to get a better understanding
of adaptations and their relationship to the environment by constructing
an animal of their own!
Club Introduction - Student will learn about prehistoric time through
hands-on learning activities and other creative art projects.
Court Case- This is a fun activity where students learn about evolution
by staging a trial. Discussions and notes are then taken after the trial
using the court reporters' notes. This is one the kids will remember all
Dinosaur Tracks and
Critical Thinking- They will learn the rudiments of how tracks are
made and how to read them. They will use powers of observation and critical
thinking to produce a scenario.
- Students should be able to hold their own with knowledge about evolution.
Evolution- Two advance organizers for introducing the topic of evolution.
Both organizers address students' prior knowledge about the subject.
Park Projects- These project ideas integrate science with language
arts, mathematics and art. They can be used as alternative assessments
for students who have read Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.
the Mitochondrial DNA "Clock"- This activity is designed to help students
understand the concept of a molecular clock and how the accumulation of
mutations reflect the length of time two populations (or two species)
have been geographically or reproductively separated from one another.
Selection- Introduction to natural selection and the Chi square method
of statistical analysis.
and Systems- Activity in which students apply systems criteria to
any species they choose.
Natural Selection of Forks and Beans- In this activity, students actively
participate as one of three predator species as they attempt to capture
as many individuals as possible of four prey species.
of Dinosaurs- Students will compare two kinds of dinosaurs based upon
the structure of the pelvis: bird-hipped and reptile-hipped.