Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS)

Prehistoric Life

Teachers may use this guide as a resource to respond to children’s interests and curiosity as they explore prehistoric life including dinosaurs in the form of fossils and other available evidence. Through planned explorations, teachers will engage children in the process of scientific inquiry.

Teacher's Guide
The topics in this guide includes the study of many kinds of dinosaurs, what dinosaurs ate, what happened to them and why, and what fossils can tell us about the prehistoric age. To guide these explorations, teachers will find suggested activities, along with related vocabulary and recommended books and materials for each topic. Full text» [PDF, 15.1MB] 

Recommended Materials
Teachers will find a list of investigation tools, supplies, and books to facilitate children’s science explorations of dinosaurs and fossils. The list recommends models, fossils and fossil replicas, illustrations and photos, and additional materials that might be useful in the classroom. Full text» [PDF, 156KB]

See also:

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Introduction

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories (MESS): Prehistoric Life. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2010. English.

Last Reviewed: August 2010

Last Updated: November 13, 2014