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Dinosaurs: Teachers


The Museum of Paleontology at The University of California, Berkeley (UCMP) is probably the best site on the net for learning about dinosaurs! Plan on spending a lot of time here and be sure to check out all the hotlinks so you don't miss out on all the great information at this site! Be sure to check out the latest news at Dino-Buzz!

Travel through time and history at The Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada's only institution devoted entirely to paleontology. Take a virtual tour of the museum and explore dinosaurs, plants, and other fossils.

At the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, learn about dinosaurs who inhabited the ancient environment of America and meet working paleontologists.


For K-2 teachers, PBS Dinosaur Train has a field guide that describes over 100 dinosaurs, compares each one's size to a typical student, and has corresponding videos.

What happened to the dinosaurs? NASA's Classroom of the Future explores several theories on what caused the dinosaurs to disappear. Was it a super nova? A gigantic volcano? Possibly disease or orbital changes that caused a severe change in weather?

Explore this site and then you decide! Be sure to check out the Staircase of Time — which does a great job of explaining how old the Earth is and when dinosaurs lived!

Flying dinosaur

The names of dinosaurs can be long and difficult to pronounce. Learn how to figure out what those long names mean at UC Museum of Paleontology.

Great list of teacher links for your Dinosaur or Fossil Unit. Lessons, articles, trade books, information, and ideas. All from Scholastic.

Causes of extinction

You will want to explore the website of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, which includes updated dinosaur facts, videos of scientists answering questions, and lesson plans for educators.

Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Creatures — visit the Natural History Museum for lots of Dinosaur facts; the site includes other extinct creatures too.

An extraordinary recent discovery of an intact armoured dinosaur complete with plates and skin, the best preserved specimen of its kind, is reported in National Geographic.


Need more information for your lessons on dinosaurs? Visit Paso Partners for lots of information and lessons to keep you rolling.

Lots of Dinosaur Powerpoints.

Dinosaur at a computer

Teacher resources for dinosaur units — lesson plans, webquests, web sites, projects and more.

Great resource for teachers with links to fossils and additional dinosaur information here.

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