This is what I've collected (over a period of time) for our one-month Dinosaur study. I consider it a unit-study because Dinosaurs is ALL we're going to study for one month during our break in-between first and second grade. I have a coloring book on it's way but for the most part, this is all of it. I don't feel like I need a guide, we'll just read and see what develops. I want to leave this as unscheduled as possible. We might get other books from the library but here's what we have ready to use!
National Geographic's Dinosaurs and Fossils (very cool!)
assemble a dinosaur skeleton • build a pterosaur mobile
cast plaster fossils • play a dinosaur quiz game
create a time spiral • make a geologic time bookmark
Dino-opoly Game, Danny and the Dinosaur, Fossils Tell of Long Ago by Aliki, The Magic Treehouse: Dinosaurs Before Dark,
Dinosaur Songs (cassette tape), and Dinosaurs Forever by William Wise (poetry)
Travel back to the days of raging raptors and the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex, when dinosaurs ruled the earth! Plus, see some of the world's creepiest creatures such as spiders, ants, dung beetles, and more. Includes Bonus Program: I Love Dinos as well as Interactive Prehistoric Creature Feature with fun facts, quizzes, sounds clips, and maps.
Other videos will be watched via United Streaming. Here's some online sites we might explore.
Discover.com's Interactive Dinosite
Kid's Turn Central - a list of sites to explore
Dinosaur Online Activites
Kaboose Dinosaur Site
Enchantedlearning.com has a dinosaur shadow box (thanks Rhonda!)
There's plenty to do online, of course. We'll also try to visit a museum that has a dinosaur exhibit.
Camille's excited and she doesn't even know all this!
SIDENOTE: If you're wondering why we're using products that promote the evolution theory, it is because my children will learn that that is exactly what it is. A theory. Just as what Young Earth Creationists, Old Earth Creationists, Progressive Creationist and all the other -ists that have "theories" about how the earth came to be about and the hows & whys we are here. There is only ONE fact and truth for us—God created. Meanwhile, my children will be taught to respect other's opinions but to realize always that we are merely human and God is the only one who knows all. : )