Lesson 2: How do we know what dinosaurs looked like?

Understanding the World

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

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In this second lesson we will explore how we know what dinosaurs looked like. We will explore the children’s misconceptions about the past (for example we don’t really have photos of dinosaurs). We will talk about fossils and dinosaur bones and attempt to make a dinosaur body out of bones we have found in the classroom linking it with our knowledge of the human body.

Lesson plan and Supporting resources

Dinosaur cartoon