Virtual Field Trip to the Dinosaur Dig & Paleontology – Google Slides & Seesaw

Virtual Field Trip to the Dinosaur Dig & Paleontology – Google Slides & Seesaw



Virtual Field Trip to the Dinosaur Dig

✈️ This Virtual Field Trip to the Dinosaur Dig is a comprehensive and engaging activity designed to take your students on an exciting journey through the world of paleontology! This digital adventure in Google Slides & Seesaw is perfect for teachers who are looking for innovative ways to get their students engaged in learning. This activity isn’t just for teaching students about dinosaurs and the science of paleontology. It’s the perfect way to practice key reading, writing, multimedia, science, and critical thinking skills. This virtual field trip offers an interactive experience that allows students to explore a dinosaur dig site and learn about paleontology from the comfort of your classroom.


⭐️ With integrated YouTube video links, informative text, and engaging activities, this Virtual Field Trip to the Dinosaur Dig will capture your students’ attention and ignite their curiosity. They will learn about the tools and techniques used by paleontologists to excavate fossils as they explore the various types of dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago.


⭐️ This Virtual Field Trip to the Dinosaur Dig is a fun and educational activity that will provide your students with an immersive and unforgettable learning experience. Whether you are teaching science, history, social studies, careers, or simply looking for an engaging way to supplement your classroom instruction, this product is the perfect addition to your toolkit.


⭐️ This Dinosaur Dig Virtual Field Trip activity 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 Virtual Field Trip to the Dino Dig 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 links to 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. I recommend embedding the videos to avoid ads and other content that may be inappropriate. Instructions for embedding the videos are included and it should only take a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that any links to third-party content may be changed or removed by the content owner. All links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.


How to Use a Virtual Field Trip:

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⭐️ Fun Fridays

⭐️ Rewards

⭐️ End of Science Unit

⭐️ Whole Class

⭐️ Small Groups

⭐️ Enrichment

⭐️ Centers


There are so many ways to use these engaging and meaningful activities in your classroom. If you’re looking for more ways to explore learning with Virtual Field Trips you can LEARN MORE here.



✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are 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.


What’s Included?

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. T. 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.


Time to Complete:

This virtual field trip takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.


Copyright & Terms of Use

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