Go To Student WebQuest

I Dig Dinosaurs!! 

 ~ Teacher Notes  ~  

Created by: Cathy Murray
7th Grade Science Teacher
Tustin Unified School District,  Tustin, California
National Science Foundation Mentor Teacher
URL: http://www.can-do.com/uci/ssi2000/dinosaurs-t.html
URL: http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/SEP/ssi2000/dinosaurs-t.html
Suggested Grade Level:  7th 

Purpose: To Experience a Virtual Dinosaur Dig.

Click here to see a sneak preview of what you'll discover! 

                             Click the green BACK arrow to return. 

Resources Needed:  
Connection to the Internet and a copy of  "I Dig Dinosaurs!!" Movie Quest.

Your Task: Print the Movie Quest and dig into your Virtual Dinosaur Dig!

California State Science Content Standards
This Webquest covers the following 9 standards:
3c  "...Fossil and comparative anatomy provide a basis for the theory of evolution."
3d  "...Classsify living and fossil organisms by shared derived characteristics."
3e  "Extinction of a species occurs when the environment changes and the adaptive 
         characteristics of a species are insufficient for its survival."
4b  "The history of life on Earth has been disrupted by major catastrophic events, such as 
         major volcanic eruptions or the impact of an asteroid."
4c  "...Rocks are often found in layers with the oldest generally on the bottom."
4d  "Evidence from geologic layers and radioactive dating indicate the Earth is 
        approximately 4.6 billion years old, and that life has existed for more than 3 billion years."
4e  "Fossils provide evidence of how life and environmental conditions have changed."
4f  "Movements of the Earth's continental and oceanic plates through time, with associated 
        changes in climate and geographical connections, have affected the past and present 
        distribution of organisms."
4g  "...Explain significant developments and extinctions of plant and animal life on the geologic 
        time scale."
The following are links for additional California State Standards and Lesson Planning Information:
S.C.O.R.E. Lessons Standards Search by Grade and Subject
S.C.O.R.E. Standards and Framework
California Content Standards Grades K-12 - Science - PDF Format

Students may use this webquest as an introduction into dinosaurs and fossils, or as an activity to enhance and 
underscore the information you have presented to them in class.  Computer literacy is very helpful, however, 
this webquest will lead even beginners through the steps of effectively navigating the Web.

Interpreting data, making inferences, forming hypotheses, making predictions.

Presentations -PowerPoint, student created diorama of "Then and Now", worksheets. 

Presentations -PowerPoint, student created web pages that demonstrate mastery of concepts. 


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Last Updated 
August 14, 2000