Preschool Dinosaurs Science



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A Dinosaur Egg
Submitted by Tonya
Put a boiled egg into vinegar for several weeks. The egg will become soft and leathery like a real dinosaur egg might have felt. You can carefully take it out and let your children feel a "real" dinosaur egg.
I'm a Paleontologist
Submitted by Liz
Create rock with dinosaur fossils in it by using a clean small trashcan, two or three boxes of plaster of Paris, three cups of sand, and water. Mix all ingredients and add small plastic dinosaurs, blackened chicken bones, and any other "prehistoric" items you wish.
Let dry for two-three days. Remove "the Rock" from the trashcan and put it on a table. Provide goggles, a small hammer, screwdriver, and paintbrushes to let the children excavate the rock.
A second way to do this is to put the "prehistoric items" in your sand table.
A third is to put your Dino material on ice, Freze the "prehistoric items" and let your children chisel them out.
Just How big were dinosaurs?
Submitted by Mindy
Make a people graph to find out. Have children measure out a dinosaur's length using yardsticks. Stretch a string the length of the dinosaurs.
Get your class to lie head-to-toe along the measured area. Count How many children it takes to make a dinosaurs length.
A second way to do this is by seeing how many of your children's footprints could fit into a dinosaurs footprint.
Paleontologists at work
Submitted by Bonnie
Cut out the bone structure of a dinosaur. Make copies of all of the bones and cut them out. Let your children put the bones together just as a paleontologist would. Don't give them a model let each child design their own dinosaur.
My Own Fossil
Submitted by Sarah
Allow each child to choose from several items (Shell, leaf, bone, plastic Dinosaur, etc) to make into a fossil. Coat the item with Petroleum Jelly. Next mix Plaster of Paris and water in a dish. After the mixture has set for a few minutes press the object into the mix. Let the object sit in the plaster for a couple of days. The imprint left behind after the plaster has dried will resemble a fossil.
Dinosaur Digging
Submitted on the Comment Boxl
D is for Dinosaur digging. Find miniature bones and put them in your sand table. Let your children through the sand and find the little bones. Then they glued then on paper to make their own dinosaur. Little paleontoligists!
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