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Topic: People and Places

Dinosaur Scientists

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Watch the Story

Dinosaur Bones by Bob Barner

Read the Book

Dinosaur Dig! by Susan H. Gray

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The Science of Dinosaurs Meet a paleontologist and learn about fossils.
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Lesson Activities

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Science Activity

Make Fossils

Materials: 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 cup water, bowl, spoon, cookie sheet, small items (plastic toy animals, shells, leaves, coins, etc.)

Making these pretend fossils is sure to make an “imprint” on your child.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then slowly add the water while stirring until it forms a dough. Pinch off pieces of dough and flatten them into cookie-sized circles on a baking sheet. Use the small items listed above to make imprints in the dough. When you’re done, let the dough air dry.

Once the dough is dry, have your child play paleontologist and study the “fossils.” You can even play “Guess the Fossil” and try to match the items to their fossils.

Actividad de ciencia

Haz fósiles

Materiales: 2 tazas de harina, 1 taza de sal, 1 taza de agua, un cuenco, una cuchara, una bandeja para hornear galletas, objetos pequeños (animales de juguete, conchas de mar, hojas, monedas, etc.)

Tu niño o niña quedará “impresionado” cuando haga estos fósiles de mentira.

Mezcla los ingredientes secos en un cuenco grande. Entonces remueve la mezcla mientras añades lentamente el agua y se forma la masa. Saca porciones de la masa del tamaño de una galleta y aplástala en forma de círculo en la bandeja para hornear. Hagan impresiones en la masa con los objetos mencionados anteriormente. Cuando terminen, dejen secar la masa.

Una vez la masa haya secado, dile a tu niño que juegue a ser un paleontólogo y que estudie los “fósiles”. Pueden jugar a “Adivina el fósil” y tratar de unir en parejas el objeto con su fósil.