- Curious George
- "Curious George and the Missing Piece"
When George discovers a bone buried in the ground, he's convinced it's got to be part of a dinosaur skeleton, but which one? When none of the dinosaurs in the museum are missing a piece, George uses his best scientific sleuthing skills to match the bone to the animal. Is the bone from a completely new kind of animal? And why is Charkie always chasing after him to steal that bone away?
- "Dino Clifford"
Vaz's big sister Teresa is home from college and ready to dig for dinosaur bones and fossils on Birdwell Island! Who could be better helpers than Clifford and his dog friends? Everybody has great luck digging up fossils to complete a dinosaur skeleton that Teresa is piecing together--everybody but T-Bone, that is. Ultimately, though, by believing in himself T-Bone comes up with one of the most important bones needed to complete the job.
- Reading Rainbow
- "Digging Up Dinosaurs"
This book introduces readers to many types of dinosaurs whose skeletons and reconstructions are seen in museums, and explains how scientists uncover, preserve, and study fossils. LeVar explores the fascination of dinosaurs who lived and then disappeared millions of years ago. Humor is interspersed with interviews with a ranger and a paleontologist who take LeVar on a fossil tour of Dinosaur National Monument.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Archeology 101 - Hold a pretend archaeological dig and create a museum with your findings.
- Clifford: Dino-riffic! - Make a super-sized dinosaur bone and talk about dinosaur words.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Dinosaur Play - Learn about different types of dinosaurs and model them from clay.
- Reading Rainbow: Digging Up Dinosaurs - Play dino tic-tac-toe using dinosaur "bones" and "fossils" you make from clay.
- ZOOM: ZOOMcafe: Dino Dessert - Create and enjoy a fruity dino-mite dessert.
Play and Watch Online:
- Caillou: Caillou the Paleontologist - Discover what paleontologists do, find dinosaur bones and match each bone with the box containing the same shape. Assemble the dinosaur bones in a museum exhibit, and watch a short animated clip to see what the dinosaur looked like.
- Curious George: Back Bones - Watch video from a museum of natural history that compares human, elephant and snake backbones and discusses the term vertebrates.
- Dragonfly TV: Dinosaurs - Watch a video taken at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Learn how archaeologist uncover and map dinosaur fossils.
- Dinosaurs: The Biggest, Baddest, Strangest, Fastest
By Howard Zimmerman and George Olshevsky
Published May 2000 by Simon & Schuster Children's
Even the charging Tyrannosaurus rex on the cover of this monster of a book will make you glad you live in the age of mammals, but wait till you look inside. Readers 4-8 will meet Gigantosaurus, which is the longest and heaviest meat-eater ever discovered, or the Utahraptor, which may have been the deadliest dinosaur to ever live, and at 20 feet probably made Velociraptor look like a lapdog.
- Dinosaur Discoveries
By Gail Gibbons
Published September 2005 by Holiday House, Inc.
If you know a dinosaur fan who is worried that all the cool fossils have already been found, you can reassure her or him that most have not. Gibbons has created a primer covering 165 million yearsâ€”the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods. She describes the discovery of fossils, their preservation, and the major classes of dinosaurs. The end papers are a world map locating dinosaur fossil sites.
- How High Can a Dinosaur Count?: ...and Other Math Mysteries
By Valorie Fisher
Published February 2006 by Random House Children's Books
Solve a variety of multi-step math problems. Fisher has created fanciful scenes with mixed media and photography. The author provides four additional problems in an appendix for each of the fifteen scenes and challenges her readers to make up their own. Solutions are grouped at the end.
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