Ted Flores Elementary
June 8 - June 12, 2009 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Jayne Keck Mary Jo Wilson Jacque Wilson Patty Gonzales Becky Enriquez
Introduction Task Resources Dinosaur Activities Evaluation Conclusion
Welcome to the 1st Grade Summer Technology Academy 2009 on Texas Dinosaurs. Imagine what it would be like to see a dinosaur up close! How would the dinosaur sound? Would the earth shake when it walked? What kinds of dinosaurs lived in Texas? What would dinosaur eggs and baby dinosaurs look like? What does a paleontologist (pa.le.on.tol.o.gist) do? A paleontologist is a scientist who studies the fossil remains of animals and plants.
To find answers to these and other questions, you will take a journey by way of the Internet. You will use Internet Sites to discover stories, facts, sounds, photos, and other fun and interesting information about dinosaurs.
You will be able to take trips to places where dinosaurs once roamed and find out what it would be like to discover dinosaur fossils and tracks. Dig in!
Dinosaur Tracksite - Tarpley, Texas
Learn all about dinosaurs.
Create a "Dinosaur Journal" in Microsoft Word and add to it throughout the week.
Use the Internet to look up answers to questions about dinosaurs.
Draw your favorite dinosaur using KidPix and list interesting facts about it.
Use Kidspiration to illustrate and organize information.
As an at home project, draw your favorite dinosaur, write a riddle about it, and bring it to share with your campmates and use in your Dinosaur Journal.
Take digital photos of campmates at work researching dinosaurs.
Study fossilized teeth and bone under a DigiScope in a "paleontology lab".
Communicate with a paleontologist via email.
Use the Promethean ActivBoard in classroom work.
Take a Field Trip to the Cibolo Nature Center to study dinosaur tracks.
Scan your dinosaur drawings and class photos into your Dinosaur Journal.
At the end of the 1st Grade Summer Technology Academy 2009, you will be able to take your illustrated Dinosaur Journal home with you.
Virtual Tours and Interactive Sites
Dinosaur Planet (interactive dino viewer, cretaceous quiz, and more)
Unearthing T. rex (interactive T. rex dig, field journal, and more)
Paleontology Portal (Paleontology in Texas)
Dinosaur Online Activities (interactive games)
Dinosaur Eggs (interactive - hunt, hatch, and models of different dinosaur eggs)
Dinosaurs at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (interactive - virtual dinosaur dig, collections, information)
Facts & News
Paleontology: The Big Dig dinosaur activities and information
Paul Sereno's Dinosaur Web Site discoveries and expeditions of a paleontologist
Inside Dinosaur Eggs photos and information about dinosaur eggs
Dinosaur Time Machine dinosaur games and fun
Dinosaurs Kidport Reference Library on dinosaurs
KidsClick! web search for kids
Zoom Dinosaurs Enchanted Learning Site
Dinosauria On-Line information and images
Funbrain guess a dinosaur's name game
Dinosaur Resource Directory includes all types of dinosaur sites 3-D
Dinosaur Index poems, pictures and much more
Funschool Kaboose games, crafts and printables
Lonestar Dinosaurs unearth Texas' prehistoric past
Big Bend Dinos What fossils tell us about Big Bend Dinos
Planet Dinosaur Texas fossil project
Discovery Channel Dinosaur Guide includes dinosaur sounds and images
Yahooligans search for dinosaur pictures, sounds, videos, and information
Discovery Channel "When Dinosaurs Roamed America" allows you to enter your zip code to find out about your former dinosaur neighbors
Dinosaur Links categories of dinosaur related information
Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History 3-D videos of fighting dinosaurs
Institute for the Study of Earth and Man 3-D images of ancient Anolis lizard
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History 3-D dinosaur images
Dinosaur Times Time Line Game - put dinosaurs into correct time period
Armored Dinosaur first armored dinosaur found in Texas
Merriam-Webster Online dictionary and thesaurus
Encyclopedia Britannica allows you to look up articles, pictures, etc.
Wikipedia online encyclopedia
DinoDictionary lists profiles of over 300 known dinosaurs
Activity #1: Begin your Dinosaur Journal in Microsoft Word on Monday and add to it throughout the week.
Activity #2: As an at home project, draw your favorite dinosaur, write a riddle about it, and bring it to share with your campmates and use in your Dinosaur Journal.
Activity #3: Draw your favorite dinosaur in KidPix and list interesting facts about it.
Activity #4: Use Kidspiration to illustrate and organize information.
Activity #5: Use a scanner to scan your dinosaur drawings into your Dinosaur Journal.
Activity #7: Go to the Activity # 7 Worksheet. Print out the worksheet. Now, list 3 dinosaurs that lived in Texas. Tell which part of Texas the dinosaurs lived in and whether they were herbivores or carnivores.
Activity #8: Take photographs of campmates at work using a digital camera and include them in your Dinosaur Journal.
Activity #9: Study fossilized teeth and bone under a DigiScope in a paleontology lab. Click to download Dinosaur Field Notes Form.
Activity #10: Communicate with a paleontologist via email.
Activity #11: Add pictures to your Dinosaur Journal of your favorite dinosaurs that you find on the Internet.
Activity # 12: Use the Promethean ActivBoard in classroom work.
Activity #13: Take a Field Trip to the Cibolo Nature Center to study dinosaur tracks. Take field notes on observations.
You will work within groups and individually to finish all of your tasks. You will take your completed Dinosaur Journal home with you at the end of the week.
Congratulations! You have now journeyed and "walked with the dinosaurs" in a land lost in time! You can consider yourself an "Internet Paleontologist"! Like a paleontologist, share the information you have learned during this summer computer class with your family and friends. We hope you have enjoyed your 1st Grade Summer Technology Academy 2009 on Texas Dinosaurs. Your journey is just beginning. Continue your adventure by digging into the Internet!