Lesson Plans for PaleoJoe Childrens’ Chapter Books
Excerpts can be used without purchase of the books, however, there are more activities that will enhance the students reading comprehension as well as reinforcing other subjects.This is a 400-page curriculum designed by a Michigan Private School includes dozens of activities for grade levels K-6 covering various disciplines such as math, spelling, language arts etc, using dinosaurs to help motivate students. The teacher can just choose the grade level and subject matter they wish to cover.
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AR BOOK QUESTIONS
AR QUESTIONS | BOOK 1 DISAPPEARANCE OF DINOSAUR SUE
AR QUESTIONS | BOOK 2 STOLEN STEGOSAURUS
AR QUESTIONS | BOOK 3 SECRET SABERTOOTH
AR QUESTIONS | BOOK 4 RAPTORS REVENGE
AR QUESTIONS | BOOK 5 MYSTERIOUS MAMMOTH
1. Shelly’s favorite prehistoric fish is the Dunkleosteus. 2 Answer the explorers question in book 5 What did the Dryosaurus say to his friend when they were sneaking past the hungry Allosaurus ? Do you think he-saurus ? 3. The person who said to have found the first Icthyosaurus is Mary Anning. She was 12 years old and she excavated it herself. 4. Several prehistoric animals had ivory tusks but mainly the Mammoth and Mastodon had the largest. 5. At Mammoth site in South Dakota, about 26,000 years ago there was a limestone cavern. Limestone caverns can sometimes collapse. When they do they can form a type of sinkhole called karst. 6. When the sinkhole was formed it created a vertical shaft called a brecchia pipe. Eventually a spring formed and when animals came to drink and stepped in they were unable to get out because of the steep sides. 7. When the animals can’t get out they die of starvation, exhaustion or drowning. When the water dried up and the sinkhole filled in, it became their tomb. 8. The Columbian Mammoth descended from mammoths that crossed the Bering Land Bridge to get to North America. 9. Columbian Mammoths stood almost 14 feet tall at the shoulders. 10. Woolly Mammoths were smaller. They were only about eleven feet tall at the shoulder. They had large curved tusks. And they were covered in a hairy coat because they lived south of the ice sheets from northern Europe across Siberia and into North America.
Fossil Educator’s Kit!
PaleoJoe’s Favorite Dinosaur Museums
Museums with excellent Dinosaur Exhibits
- Field Museum of Natural History Chicago www.fieldmuseum.org
- American Museum of Natural History, New York City www.amnh.org
- Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. www.naturalhistory.si.edu
- Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford, Illinois www.burpee.org
- Wyoming Dinosaur Center, East Thermopolis, Wyoming www.wyodino.org
- Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana www.museumoftherockies.org
- Black Hills Institute, Hill City, South Dakota www.bhigr.com
- LaBrea Tarpits Page Museum, Los Angeles, California www.tarpits.org
- Museum of Ancient Life, Lehi Utah www.thanksgivingpoint.org
- Houston Museum of Natural History Houston, Texas www.hmnh.org
- Royal Tyrrell Museum Drumheller, Alberta, Canada www.tyrrellmuseum.com
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburg, PA www.carnegiemnh.org
- Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah www.nhmu.utah.edu
- Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin https://museums.kenosha.org/dinosaur/
PaleoJoe’s Favorite Websites
Visit these sites to find great information!
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: http://paleobiology.si.edu/mazoncreek/
UMMP Photo Archive: http://michiganbasinfossils.org/search/recent?page=1
Black Cat Mountain Trilobites: http://www.blk-cat-mtn-trilobites.com/
Book a student tour and a fossil dig experience here in Michigan.