Target Audience: 6th-8th Grades
Students will compare their Mystery Fossils to 3D models of fossils already classified by type and species from Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. The data they collect will serve as the basis for their answer to the central question of this investigation,“What dinosaur did these bones come from?”
Students will examine an interactive quarry map of Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, use scientific field notes (primary source material), and consider modern analogs to figure out what happened at this mass death site millions of years ago.
In pairs, students will use the Dino Lab simulator to build a unique dinosaur model to survive four different challenges. Students will be prompted along the way to think critically about the relationship between the physical structure and functions of their models and investigate which combinations of features are optimal for success in the game.
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