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ERIC Number: EJ878095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
If You Were a Dinosaur...
Ashbrook, Peggy
Science and Children, v47 n5 p19-20 Jan 2010
Dinosaurs are one of those science topics that draw children in and teach them about concepts like measuring and using descriptive language. Learning about dinosaurs, although not hands-on like observing and recording caterpillar growth, develops critical thinking and introduces animal diversity and the relations between body form and function. Learning about the characteristics of organisms and about fossils is part of the National Science Education Standards for life science and Earth and space science (NRC 1996). (Contains 3 resources and 8 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A