Monday, June 5, 2017

Be a Dinosaur Detective - STEAM, Biomimimicy

By: Sparking Children’s Thinkibility
Grades 1st-4th Archaeology, Science, Critical Thinking, English, Poems
Many children are fascinated by the magnificent dinosaurs. They are mysterious and exciting! So this dinosaur unit will surely be a hit with your students.

These activities are a  perfect way to think about what information is and how we get information. Palaeontologists do not always agree. A great way to get students excited about science.

This package contains:
Introduction to the unit. What we know, What we think we know, What we want to know.

1. What do you know? What do you want to learn?
2. Ways to find out about dinosaurs
3. What if I found an egg
4. When is an egg a dinosaur egg? Make a tally
5. My Dinosaur Egg Gallery
6. Write a story about a paleontologist who finds a dinosaur egg.
7. Dinosaurs - have, are, can. Dinosaurs are cool because. . .
8. Dinosaurs - have, are, can, what if, how, when, where, Dinosaurs are cool because. . .
9. Draw me
10. How do we know dinosaurs existed?
11. Digging for bones
12. Tricky but cool words
13. Ask the Dinosaurs Sparkling Questions
14. What did they look like?
15. My Gallery of Dinosaurs
16. Put up a display at the Dino Museum
17. I am a dinosaur – perhaps!
18. What if you could solve a dino mystery? - Storywriting
19. What if I found a dino baby? - Storywriting
20. Dinosaur or not a dinosaur - What do you think?
21. Shape Poem
22. Carnivore, Herbivore What did Dinosaurs eat?
23. Haunting but beautiful cries! Write a song. Invent an Instrument.
24. Dinosaur bridge
25. Invent a robot, toy, or car.
26. What if you were a dentist? Inspired by plant-eaters
27. Reflection on the learning.
28. How to use biomimicry in the classroom

Link to the Be a Dinosaur Detective - STEAM, Biomimimicy


One biomimicry activity includes using plant-eating dinosaurs as inspiration for new ideas. Why not grow new teeth?

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