Modern Animals

Objectives:

  • To discover if dinosaurs can be compared to modern animals.
  • To discover how dinosaurs can be compared to modern animals.
  • To discover what extinction is.

Procedure:

  • Make cards of different dinosaurs and modern animals that are similar.
  • Have students try and match up the dinosaurs with similar modern animals.
  • Discuss what extinction is and how the dinosaurs became extinct.
  • Read the theories on how scientists believe dinosaurs became extinct out of the Weekly Reader.
  • Have students do a creative writing assignment on how they think the dinosaurs became extinct.
  • Have students share their ideas.

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