A "Dino"mite TopicQuest:
Dinosaurs
Designed by Mrs. McDougald For 2nd Grade Students



 
 
 
Introduction
What was the world like 225 million years ago?  If you could travel back to this time, what do you think you would see?  As you travel through this TopicQuest, try to learn some neat and interesting facts about dinosaurs.  What dinosaurs lived during the Jurassic, Traissic, and Cretaceous Periods?  Which dinosaurs were meat-eaters and which were plant-eaters?  Dive on in for a "Dino"mite good time!

"Dino"mite Websites:
 
 

1. Do you have a question about a certain dinosaur?  The Dino Dictionary is a great place to find facts or learn meanings to words you don't know.
2. Smile and say "Cheese."  Check out these cool Photos of all different kinds of dinosaurs.
3.  How do bones, teeth, and scales sound for dinner?  Scroll down this dino unit for the recipe for Yummy Dinosaur Chow.  Check out the fun activities while you're there. 
4.  Take a trip into the Dinosaur Valley.  Learn how to build your own dinosaur nest.
5.  Hop on the Dino Timeline to learn about the different time periods in which dionsaurs lived.  When did T Rex live?
6.  Zoom away with Zoom Dinosaurs to learn all about dinosaurs, extinction, fossils, and much, much more!
7.  Wanted:  One good dino-detective for Top Secret Dino Files.  Be ready to read your way through a load of secret files.  You could solve the case.
8.  Take a trip with National Geographic.  You can hunt for dino eggs, hatch them, look at models, and visit the museum. 
9. Learn about  differnt  types of dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Stomping Ground.  Read carefully!  You don't want to miss a thing.
10. What happened to the dinosaurs?  Why are they extinct?  Look in this Encyclopedia to find out!



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scenario Mission #1
Congratulations!  You have be chosen to take a trip in a time machine.  This time machine will be traveling down the timeline of dinosaur existence.  This is not a free vacation.  You have a very important mission.  Your mission is to gather information about each time period you travel through, begining with the Triassic Period.  Please identify at least 2 dinosaurs that lived in that period and record at least 1 interesting facts about each dinosaur.  Next stop, Jurassic Period.  Your final destination is the Cretaceous Period.

Scenario Mission Steps #1

1.  Travel through the Triassic Period.  Identify 2 dinosaurs that lived during this 
     time period.  Record 1 interesting facts about each dinosaur.  Draw a picture.
2.  Travel through the Jurassic Period.  Identify 2 dinosaurs that lived during this 
     time period.  Record 1 interesting facts about each dinosaur.  Draw a picture.
3.  Travel through the Cretaceous Period.  Identify 2 dinosaurs that lived during this 
     time period.  Record 1 interesting facts about each dinosaur.  Draw a picture.

 
QCCs for Scenario Mission #1
1. Science QCC- Standard 2: Uses books and other media to obtain information related to science concepts.

2. Technology QCC- Standard 5: Operates basic technology tools and applications.

 

Rubric for Scenario #1

Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Score
2nd Grade Science
QCC
Standard 2: Uses books and other media to obtain information related to science concepts.
Student is able to use books and other media to obtain information related to science concepts
with extra help or assistance.
Student is able to use books and other media to obtain information related to science concepts
with some help or assistance.
Student is able to use books and other media to obtain information related to science concepts
with no help or assistance.
 
2nd Grade Technology 
QCC
Standard 5: Operates basic technology tools and applications.
Student is able to operate basic technology tools and applications with extra help or assistance. Student is able to operate basic technology tools and applications with some help or assistance. Student is able to operate basic technology tools and applications with no help or assistance.  

 
 


 
 

Scenario Mission #2
Oh, no!  My pet Brontosaurs, Cuddles, is very hungry.  What should I do?  I'm going to need your help.  There are only a few things he likes to eat.  Using the recipe for Yummy Dinosaur Chow, make Cuddles a bowl of his favorite Dino Chow.  Becareful to read the recipe correctly.  If you make it just right, he might share some with you.  Put on your apron and gather your ingredients.  Ready, set, cook!

Scenario Mission Steps #2

1.  Go to the web site Dinosaur Unit and scroll down to find the recipe for Yummy 
    Dinosaur Chow.
2.  Print the recipe.
3.  Gather the necessary ingredients from Mrs. McDougald.
4.  Follow the directions of the recipe to prepare the chow.
5.  See Mrs. McDougald when it's time to boil.
6.  Eat and enjoy!

 


 
QCCs for Scenario Mission #2
1.  Math QCC- Standard 8: Selects appropraite customary or metric units of measurement: minute, hour, day, week, month, inch, foot, centimeter, meter, cup, quart, liter, pound, or kilogram.

2.  Technology QCC- Standard 5: Operates basic technology tools and applications.

 

Rubric for Scenario #2

Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Score
2nd Grade Math QCC
Standard 8: Selects appropriate customary units of measurement: minute, hour, day, week, month, inch, foot, centimeter, meter, cup, quart, liter, pound, or kilogram.
The student is able to select appropriate customary units of measurement: minute, hour, day, week, month, inch, foot, centimeter, cup, quart, liter, pound, or kilogram with extra help or assistance. The student is able to select appropriate customary units of measurement: minute, hour, day, week, month, inch, foot, centimeter, cup, quart, liter, pound, or kilogram with some help or assistance. The student is able to select appropriate customary units of measurement: minute, hour, day, week, month, inch, foot, centimeter, cup, quart, liter, pound, or kilogram with no help or assistance.  
2nd Grade Technology QCC
Standard 5: Operates basic technology tools and applications.
Student is able to operate basic technology tools and applications with extra help or assistance.  Student is able to operate basic technology tools and application with some help or assistance Student is able to operate basic technology tools and applications with no help or assistance.  

 
 

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