Dinosaurs & Fossils Educator Guide
Explore dinosaur skeletons and fossils of ancient life in the Dinosaurs & Fossils Gallery on Level 3 by inviting students to think like scientists as they make observations, collect information, and make interpretations about ancient life.
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How to use this Explorations guide
- Give chaperones copies of the Explorations Dinosaur and Fossil Facts (page 3), the chaperone pages (pages 6-11), student pages (pages 12-13) at least a week before the field trip.
- Add your own pages. Provide extensions of museum experiences back at school (see pre-visit and post-visit classroom activities).
- Activities in this guide can be done in any order.
- Questions in this guide are designed to encourage students to "think like scientists" by observing specific things. The questions are also meant to be starting points for discussions, with many possible answers and interpretations. Often one question will lead students to think of more questions. Encourage chaperones to record these questions for after-trip discussions or more research.
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