Dinosaur WebQuest

dinosaurA WebQuest for  Grade Two 

Coordinated by J. Byers
  Designed by Ruth Elliott & Christine Todd 
(Elementary School teachers for the Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Tested by: Grade 2 students

Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Teacher Page


Introduction

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The Task

You will learn about one dinosaur and the time period in which it lived. You will then work together with the other members of your class to design a Dinosaur Zoo.


The Process

1. Learn about the time of the dinosaurs.
a. Where in time did the dinosaurs live? 

Look at the picture of the staircase below. Each step shows millions of years in the age of the earth. 
 


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The bottom step is when the earth was very young. We live at the top of the yellow stair step. Dinosaurs lived 245 million years ago, where the green stair steps begin. The Age of Dinosaurs, the Mesozoic era, lasted for three green stair steps or for 185 million years. At the end of the Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago, dinosaurs suddenly died out and became extinct.

b. We learn about dinosaurs by digging up their bones. Click below to watch a clip about dinosaur fossils. Then use your Back button on your web browser to return to your webquest.

Getting Into the Fossil Record

2.  Learn about one dinosaur. 
a. Click on your dinosaur’s name in the table below. 
b. Print out 2 copies of the information sheet on that dinosaur.

1.
Albertosaurus
10.
Coelophysis
19.
Iguanodon
28.
Stegosaurus
2.
Allosaurus
11.
Compsognathus
20.
Maiasaura
29.
Thecodontosaurus
3. 
Anchisaurus
12.
Corythosaurus
21.
Ornithomimus
30.
Triceratops
4.
Ankylosaurus
13.
Deinonychus
22.
Oviraptor 
31.
Troodon
5.
Apatosaurus
14.
Dilophosaurus
23.
Parasaurolophus
32.
Tyrannosaurus
6.
Barosaurus
15.
Diplodocus
24.
Plateosaurus
33.
Velociraptor
7.
Brachiosaurus
16.
Edmontosaurus
25.
Procompsognathus
 
8.
Centrosaurus
17.
Eoraptor
26.
Saltopus
 
9.
Ceratosaurus
18.
Hadrosaurus
27.
Saurolophus

3. Answer questions about your dinosaur.
a. Print out the dinosaur question worksheet.

Click here to get to the Worksheet.
b. Use your dinosaur information sheet and fill in the answers.

4. Make a stand-up model of your dinosaur. 
a. Take the second print-out of your dinosaur information sheet. 
b. Draw a stand on the bottom. See the example below.

crosspiece
c.  Make a crosspiece to help your dinosaur stand-up.
d. Glue the dinosaur picture and the crosspiece onto cardboard. Cut them out and put them together.

5. a. Click here to learn about how the earth looked during the Mesozoic Era.
b. Click on the time when your dinosaur lived to find out about  the habitat for that time period.

6. a. Print out a picture for the time period when your dinosaur lived.  b. Colour the picture of the habitat for the time period.
c. Stand your dinosaur up in front of your picture. 

7. Meet with construction crew foreman (your teacher) to discuss your group presentation and construction on the dinosaur zoo.


Evaluation
Evaluation Sheet

Conclusion

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