Dr. Dina Might, Paleontologist

Students will gain an understanding of animal extinction through the study of dinosaurs’ characteristics and comparing those with characteristics of reptiles, birds, and mammals.

State Standards include-

Grades K-2

Life Science: Physical and Behavioral Traits of Living Things: Living things are different from nonliving things; and Living things have physical traits and behaviors, which influence their survival

Life Science:Basic Needs of Living Things: Living things have basic needs, which are met by obtaining materials from the physical environment; and Living things survive only in environments that meet their needs

Life Science:Interactions within Habitats: Living things cause changes on Earth; and Some kinds of individuals that once lived on Earth have completely disappeared, although they were something like others that are alive today

National Standards include-

Grades K-4

Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry; and Understandings about scientific inquiry

Life Science: Characteristics of organisms; Life cycles of organisms; and Organisms and environment

Earth and Space Science: Properties of earth materials; Objects in the sky; and Changes in earth and sky

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal health; Characteristics and changes in populations; Types of resources; Changes in environments; and Science and technology in local challenges

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