For Educators

Educators Guide and Materials





More Resources for Educators

Use these free online resources to further explore themes presented in the Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries exhibition.

Thump, Thump, Thump ... How Dinosaurs Moved

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Thump, Thump, Thump ... How Dinosaurs Moved

Want to see firsthand how a dinosaur moved? Observe a bird as it walks along the sidewalk or in your backyard. Then challenge a friend to a "push-up" race—dinosaur versus crocodile.

Be a Sleuth: How Dinosaurs Behaved

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Be a Sleuth: How Dinosaurs Behaved

Like today's crime-scene investigators, paleontologists study clues left behind. See firsthand what trackways—fossilized footprints—can tell them about dinosaur behavior.

Observe a Dinosaur

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Observe a Dinosaur

Ever wish you could watch a dinosaur in action? Investigate modern birds for an insightful look at how ancient dinosaurs moved and behaved.

Dino Times! How Dinosaurs Lived

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Dino Times! How Dinosaurs Lived

Travel to Liaoning, China, where a fossilized lakebed is providing scientists with the most complete picture to-date of what a dinosaur ecosystem probably looked like.

Fossilized Fashion: How Dinosaurs Looked

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Fossilized Fashion: How Dinosaurs Looked

We know that some dinosaurs had fancy frills while others had sharp horns or pointy spikes. But why? Investigate the purpose of these and other dinosaur "fashions."

Make Your Own Liaoning Diorama

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Make Your Own Liaoning Diorama

Re-create the 130-million-year-old forest in what is now China to understand why this fossil site is of such vast scientific importance.