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Dinosaur Names

Dinosaur Names

In this activity, learners explore how dinosaurs are named and what their ... (more)

In this activity, learners explore how dinosaurs are named and what their names mean. Learners listen to "The Littlest Dinosaurs" by Bernard Most. Then, learners brainstorm dinosaur names and discover that names are often based on body parts (i.e. rhino means nose). Learners also create drawings of dinosaurs and their body parts in their Dino Diary. This activity is featured on page 10 of the "Dinosphere" unit of study for K-2 learners. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Take Their Word for It!

Take Their Word for It!

Students learn how scientific terms are formed using Latin and Greek roots, ... (more)

Students learn how scientific terms are formed using Latin and Greek roots, prefixes and suffixes, and on that basis, learn to make an educated guess about the meaning of a word. Students are introduced to the role played by metaphor in language development. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Denise Carlson
Jane Evenson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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What's in a Dinosaur Name?

What's in a Dinosaur Name?

In this activity, learners explore the etymology of dinosaur names. Learners first ... (more)

In this activity, learners explore the etymology of dinosaur names. Learners first discuss how dinosaurs are often named after a body part or behavior, where they were found, or a person (finder or famous). Learners also discuss Greek and Latin prefixes and suffixes that are commonly found in dinosaur names. Then, learners create a paper puzzle that generates new dinosaur names. This activity is featured on pp.20-27 (part of a lesson that begins on p.19) of the "Dinosphere" unit of study for grades 3-5. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Subject:
Science and Technology
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Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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