Virtual Field Trip to the Dinosaur Dig
⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip to the Dinosaur Dig, students learn all about paleontology and dinosaurs. This virtual field trip contains embedded videos, images, passages, maps, and more. Students read about paleontology and experience dinosaurs through multimedia as they learn about fossils, museums, and more.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of skills. Students complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, science, and other skills.
This resource aligns with the following NGSS standards, but can be used as an engaging activity for 2nd – 5th grade: LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity.
- Some kinds of plants and animals that once lived on Earth are no longer found anywhere. (Note: moved from K-2) (3-LS4-1)
- Fossils provide evidence about the types of organisms that lived long ago and also about the nature of their environments. (3-LS4-1)
*Please note: This resource includes YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. This resource uses links to third party content that may be changed or removed by the content owner. Links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides Format – This interactive format is perfect for distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Science – Virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
1. What is paleontology? Passage
2. Paleontologist Video
3. Dino Dig Map
4. Sauropod Photograph Analysis
5. Sauropod Fossil Study
6. Tyrannosaurus Rex Discovery
7. Tyrannosaurus Rex Appearance Prediction
8. Extinction Theories
9. At the Fossil Lab Video
10. What is a museum? Video
11. Natural History Museum Virtual Tour
12. Field Journal
13. Other Places to Explore!
*Answer Key Included
This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
- 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
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