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Battle of the Giants

posted Oct 17, 2016, 12:59 PM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated Oct 18, 2016, 11:07 AM ]
We're going to explore the world of dinosaurs with a simple question: who would win in a fight between two of these amazing animals?

Day 1-2: Research

Discuss: What kind of information would we need to know to answer this question? What other information is important to understanding a dinosaur?

Use the following sites to complete your research worksheet:

Kids Dinos

Dinosaur Facts

Sheppard Dinosaurs
 PBS Dinosaur Train

Zoom Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Fact Sheets

Day 3-4: Prepare for Battle

Meeting with your partners, discuss the following questions:

  1. Would these two dinosaurs have actually battled? Compare their periods and their habitats.
  2. Who would have won in a foot race? Compare their speed and agility.
  3. Do either of these dinosaurs have a size advantage? Compare their height, length, and weight.
  4. Choose a way that one of the dinosaurs would have attacked the other. Describe how each dinosaur would act and react.
  5. Choose two ways that the dinosaurs could attack each other. Describe the dinosaur action!

Next, start your dino battle poster!

  1. Add both dinosaur names
  2. Complete the information in the Tale of the Tape
  3. Describe why this will be an awesome dino battle
  4. Add png alpha pictures of your dinosaurs