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Introduction

Welcome to the Teacher's Guide. These materials have been designed to provide an educational and enjoyable experience for your students. Please email us and let us know how you use these materials and whether we should provide similar materials on the website for future exhibits. What was most useful? What was least useful?

Preparing for your Museum visit
If you haven't already done so, please see Planning Your Visit for general visitation information, and Ticketing Information for rates and procedures for bringing your class.

  • Arrange for chaperones, 1 for every 10 students. Review Rules for Visiting Groups with students and chaperones.
  • Make enough copies of each Activity Sheet you plan to use for your class. You may wish to work in cooperative groups with one worksheet for every 4-6 students.
  • Before entering the Museum, divide class into cooperative groups. Assign a chaperone to each group. Ask chaperones to act as recorders for younger students.
  • Bring a pencil and clipboard to record information.

North Carolina Content Standards
Completion of the activities in this guide will satisfy portions of the following North Carolina Science Content Standards:

Topic
Grade Level
Similarities and Differences
K
Needs of Living Organisms
1
Life Cycles
2
Animal Growth and Adaptation
4
Interdependence of Plants and Animals
5
Evolution Theory
8
Biological Evolution
9-12
Interdependence of Organisms
9-12
Behavior of Organisms
9-12

All programs and exhibits teach basic process skills such as observing, classifying and communicating, and help students develop a positive attitude toward science and the need for conservation.

This guide includes:

Dinosaur Background Information

Pre-visit activities:

Exhibit Activity Sheets:

Post-visit Activities

Vocabulary

Answers

Dinosaur Resources and Links

All of the grade-level components have been included allowing you to choose what is most appropriate for your students. References to North Carolina Science Content Standards are included where appropriate. If you should have questions related to this exhibit please contact Zoe Sanhoff, Project Manager at (919) 733-7450 ext. 380

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Dinosaur Background


The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park: The Lost World
was produced by Dinosaur Exhibitions, LLC, under the direction of "Dino" Don Lessem, and in partnership with Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The exhibition was designed by Museum Design Associates. Jurassic Park and Lost World are trademarks of Universal City Studios and Amblin Entertainment.

Teachers Guide materials developed by San Diego Natural History Museum and used by permission. Some activities adapted or developed by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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