A Teacher's Guide To The Exhibit for Grades K-8 -- San Diego Natural History Museum -- Environmental Science Education Center

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Introduction

Exhibit Highlights

Dinosaur Unit Outline and Standards Correlations

Dinosaur Background

Dinosaurs in the Exhibit

Dinosaurs and Southern California

Vocabulary

Pre-visit Activities

Museum Visit Worksheet A

Museum Visit Worksheet B

Post-visit Activities

Answers

References

Museum Visit Worksheet
Part B: Exhibit Investigation

Select one or more of the following sections (I-V) and answer the questions.

I. How do we know?
a. What are fossils?
b. What types of things become fossilized?
c. Did dinosaurs communicate with each other? How do we know?
d. Did dinosaurs care for their young? How do we know?
e. Did dinosaurs fight? How do we know?

II. Triassic Period
Describe conditions during the Triassic time period. (size and position of continents, seas, climate, plants, dinosaurs, and other animals)
a. land mass
b. climate
c. dino characteristics
d. plants
e. dinosaurs
f. other animals

III. Jurassic Period
Describe conditions during the Jurassic time period. (size and position of continents, seas, climate, plants, dinosaurs, and other animals)
a. land mass
b. climate
c. plants
d. dinosaurs
e. other animals

IV. Cretaceous Period
Describe conditions during the Cretaceous time period. (size and position of continents, seas, climate, plants, dinosaurs, and other animals)
a. land mass/sea
b. climate
c. plants
d. dinosaurs
e. other animals

V. Extinction and the Movie
Many animals became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous time. a. What causes are given for dinosaur extinction?
b. Movie versions of several dinosaurs are presented. Choose one of these dinosaurs and compare the movie version with the real-life version.
c. Tell what was similar and what was different.

The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park: The Lost World was produced by Dinosaur Exhibitions, LLC, under the direction of "Dino" Don Lessem, and in partnership with Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The exhibition was designed by Museum Design Associates. Jurassic Park and Lost World are trademarks of Universal City Studios and Amblin Entertainment.

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