Dinosaurs for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun

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What color were dinosaurs?

Why did dinosaurs disappear from the earth?

How small was the smallest dinosaur?

What's a micropachycephalosaurus?

Now you can uncover answers to these and other fascinating questions about dinosaurs. Using a single paper towel, you can learn why dinosaur eggs were so small—even those hatched by the biggest "dinomoms." By making a simple jigsaw ...

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Overview

What color were dinosaurs?

Why did dinosaurs disappear from the earth?

How small was the smallest dinosaur?

What's a micropachycephalosaurus?

Now you can uncover answers to these and other fascinating questions about dinosaurs. Using a single paper towel, you can learn why dinosaur eggs were so small—even those hatched by the biggest "dinomoms." By making a simple jigsaw puzzle you will experience the excitement and challenge of piecing together dinosaur bones. Each low cost, fully illustrated activity—there are 20 altogether—comes with a clear purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home.

Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave:
* ASTRONOMY FOR EVERY KID.
* BIOLOGY FOR EVERY KID.
* CHEMISTRY FOR EVERY KID.
* EARTH SCIENCE FOR EVERY KID.
* GEOGRAPHY FOR EVERY KID.
* GEOMETRY FOR EVERY KID.
* THE HUMAN BODY FOR EVERY KID.
* MATH FOR EVERY KID.
* PHYSICS FOR EVERY KID.

Now everyone's favorite science teacher focuses on a favorite topic of children--dinosaurs. Through easy-to-do experiments, children examine theories on what dinosaurs ate, whether they were warm or cold blooded, and why they became extinct. Includes dozens of illustrations and fascinating facts about dinosaur names, sizes, eggs, tails, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-Twenty easy experiments that demonstrate how paleontologists construct hypotheses about dinosaurs using the fragmentary clues left by fossils. For example, by burying a scale model of Compsognathus in a bucket of sand, kids can calculate what the model weighs, and then deduce the weight of the actual animal. The text is illustrated with simple black-and-white diagrams and drawings. Some of the activities here have appeared in other collections, such as Jerry Booth's The Big Beast Book (Little, 1988). Unlike that book, however, this title's instructional tone makes it unappealing for children to read from cover to cover. Best used as a resource for science-fair experiments or classroom demonstrations.-Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471308126
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Series: Science for Every Kid Series , #104
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former school science teacher and a captivating presenter at museums, schools, and bookstores nationwide. She is the author of more than twenty other science books for children.

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Table of Contents

Buried Treasures.

Drifters.

Puzzle Pieces.

The Ticking Clock.

How Old?.

Breakdown.

What's in a Name?.

Tiny to King-Size.

Modeling.

Outer Coverings.

Overlapping.

What's for Dinner?.

Tails Up.

Body Heat.

Egg Hunt.

Oversized.

Water Dwellers?.

Land Dwellers?.

Track Record.

The End.

Appendices.

Glossary.

More Books About Dinosaurs?.

Index.

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