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Dinosaur Dentists

Dinosaur DentistsBecome paleontologists for the day by comparing real teeth from modern day and prehistoric animals. Using evidence collected, students will identify whose chompers are whose. Students then apply this knowledge to investigate what these dinosaurs may have had for lunch!

LEARNING LAB MAX: 32 students per lab session, with 3 lab sessions available per hour
TIME: 50 minutes
GRADE: Designed for Kindergarten - grade 2
COST: $6 per lab, per student. This does not include museum admission.

LEARNING GOALS:

  • Science is the process of making observations, collecting information (data), and making interpretations based on the physical evidence.
  • Fossils provide evidence of plants and animals that lived long ago.
  • The shape and size of teeth can provide information about the animal's diet.

 

SUPPORTS MINNESOTA STATE STANDARDS:

The Nature of Science and Engineering

1.1.1.1 - Scientists work as individuals and in groups to investigate the natural world, emphasizing evidence and communicating with others.
1.1.1.1.1 - When asked "How do you know?" students support their answer with observations.
2.1.1.2.1 - Raise questions about the natural world and seek answers by making careful observations, noting what happens when you interact with an object, and sharing the answers with others.

Physical Science

0.2.1.1.1 - Sort objects in terms of color, size, shape, and texture, and communicate reasoning for the sorting system.

Life Science

1.4.1.1 - Living things are diverse with many different observable characteristics.
1.4.1.1.1 - Describe and sort animals into groups in many ways, according to their physical characteristics and behaviors.

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Learning Labs are available for school groups at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. or 12 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays during the school year. Minimum/Maximum class size: 16/32 students. Reservations are required at least 2 weeks in advance for Learning Labs. To make your reservation, fill out the Field Trip Reservation Request, email , or call (651) 221-9444 Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Learning Labs Price: $6 per lab, per student. Requires museum admission. Minimum 16, maximum 32 students per lab. (288 students total capacity per day)