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2 Move Over, T-Rex! I’m the King of Dinosaurs now!!! A Dinosaur WebQuest for Kindergarten Designed by Eunice Cupples

3 Introduction A famous author has written a new book titled, Move over, T-Rex!!! I’m the KING of Dinosaurs now!!! The story is about a newly discovered dinosaur that is even fiercer than T-Rex. This new dinosaur and T-Rex get into a fight. The dinosaur wins and becomes the new “King” of Dinosaurs. Now the author has a problem! He cannot think of a design for this new dinosaur and has come to you for help. Can you help him create a new “king” for his book? What does it take to defeat T-Rex?

4 Task Your job is to design a model of the new “King of Dinosaurs” out of paper maché. This dinosaur needs to show what it takes to defeat T-Rex. As you make this new “king”, remember to think about: the size of the dinosaur the skin color and texture of the body the number of feet the dinosaur walks on the kind of teeth the dinosaur has the kind of food the dinosaur eats the weapon or behavior the dinosaur uses to defeat T-Rex

5 Process You will team up with a partner. A 5th grade buddy will help you and your partner with this project. 1. Before you create the model of this new “king”, you and your partner will first learn about 5 dinosaurs and how they lived. 2. Using the information from the books and links, you will complete one Dinosaur Facts Template a day with your partner. 3. Together as a team, you and your partner will create a paper maché dinosaur of your new “king”. 4. As a team, you will explain your model and how the “king” will defeat T-Rex.

6 What You Will Learn The five dinosaurs you will learn about are: Tyrannosaurus Rex Apatosaurus Brontosaurus Stegosaurus Triceratops From these five dinosaurs, you will learn: how big they were what they looked like how they protected themselves how they hunted what they ate Then you will get ideas from these dinosaurs and come up with your own design for your model.

7 Expectations on Behavior with 5 th Grade Buddy Your 5th grade buddy is here to help you. Be respectful and polite Stay on task at all times. Following directions the first time they’re given. Your 5th grade buddy will help you read if you need help. Remember to ask questions when you do not understanding something.

8 Directions to Complete Templates 1. 1.Listen to Mrs. Cupples read books about dinosaurs Ask your 5 th grade buddy to help you and your partner look at the links to learn more about each dinosaur Listen to your 5th grade buddy as he/she helps you read Ask questions when you or your partner do not understand. 5.sizeskinfeet weaponsteethfood 5.Work with your partner. Record the size, skin, feet, weapons, teeth and food of each dinosaur on the Dinosaur Facts Template Remember to complete the facts on one template a day. Before you create your paper maché, learn about the 5 dinosaurs and complete one Dinosaur Facts Template a day. You will need 5 templates, one for each dinosaur.

9 Dinosaur Facts Template Food Teeth Size Skin Weapon s Picture of Dinosaur ____ feet long ____ bus long Claws, tail, club, spikes or horns Flat or Sharp Carnivore or Herbivore Striped, smooth spiked or bumpy 2 or 4 Feet Dinosaur Name : _________________

10 Day 1 Tyrannosaurus Rex 1. 1.Tyrannosaurus RexTyrannosaurus Rex 2. 2.T-Rex Illustration and Fact SheetT-Rex Illustration and Fact Sheet 3. 3.T-Rex Fact SheetT-Rex Fact Sheet 4. 4.T-Rex InformationT-Rex Information 5. 5.Dinosaur ChartDinosaur Chart

11 Day 2 Apatosaurus 1. 1.ApatosaurusApatosaurus 2. 2.Apatosaurus Fact SheetApatosaurus Fact Sheet 3. 3.Apatosaurus Illustration and Fact SheetApatosaurus Illustration and Fact Sheet 4. 4.Apatosaurus Facts and Interactive Coloring PageApatosaurus Facts and Interactive Coloring Page 5. 5.Dinosaur ChartDinosaur Chart

12 Day 3 Allosaurus 1. 1.Allosaurus Fact SheetAllosaurus Fact Sheet 2. 2.Allosaurus Facts with Labeled IllustrationAllosaurus Facts with Labeled Illustration 3. 3.All About AllosaurusAll About Allosaurus 4. 4.Allosaurus InformationAllosaurus Information 5. 5.Dinosaur ChartDinosaur Chart

13 Day 4 Triceratops 1. 1.TriceratopsTriceratops 2. 2.Triceratops Fact SheetTriceratops Fact Sheet 3. 3.Triceratops Brief FactsTriceratops Brief Facts 4. 4.Triceratops and Picture of the SkeletonTriceratops and Picture of the Skeleton 5. 5.Dinosaur ChartDinosaur Chart

14 Day 5 Stegosaurus 1. 1.StegosaurusStegosaurus 2. 2.Stegosaurus Facts and Interactive ColoringStegosaurus Facts and Interactive Coloring 3. 3.Stegosaurus Fact SheetStegosaurus Fact Sheet 4. 4.Stegosaurus Facts and Labeled IllustrationStegosaurus Facts and Labeled Illustration 5. 5.Dinosaur ChartDinosaur Chart

15 DinosaurLengthHow big is that? Tyrannosaurus Rex40 feet1 Bus Apatosaurus70 feet 2 Buses Allosaurus40 feet1 Bus Triceratops30 feet1 Bus Stegosaurus35 feet1 Bus

16 Day 6 Materials for Paper Maché Model After you’ve completed the 5 templates, start thinking about your dinosaur model. skin colortexture weaponsprotection teeth feet You model needs to include: the skin color and texture the weapons or protection your dinosaur uses the kind of teeth your dinosaur has the number of feet your dinosaur walks on Materials for Dinosaur Model 1 empty gallon milk container for a round dinosaur or 1 empty 2 liter soda bottle for a long dinosaur 1 inch x 6 inches paper strips Tissue paper Cardboard pieces for teeth Toilet paper rolls for legs Newspaper for bulk of body and tail Masking tape Paper Mache Glue Paint and paint brushes

17 Directions on Paper Maché Model 1. 1.Clean the container and dry it well Tape balls of newspaper to container to form shape of the dinosaur Tape toilet paper rolls on for the legs Make little bumps on dinosaur with tissue paper to create skin texture Cut little pieces of cardboard to form teeth Cut pointy or triangular pieces of cardboard to form spikes or horns Dip strips of paper in glue and put on dinosaur’s body Begin to smooth out and shape the body Allow the dinosaur model to dry Paint the model after it’s dried. Think about the skin color and designs Prepare to give an explanation about your model with finished.

18 Evaluation and Rubric Category Dinosaur Facts Templates One to two templates are completed neatly and with accuracy. 3 templates are completed neatly and with accuracy. 4 templates are completed neatly and with accuracy. All 5 templates are completed neatly and with accuracy. Dinosaur Model and Explanation on Details There is an attempt to make a dinosaur model. Details are vague. Unable to explain how dinosaur can defeat T-Rex. There is an incomplete model of a dinosaur. Some parts need to be redone. Able to explain 2 details on how dinosaur can defeat T-Rex. There is a complete model of a dinosaur. Most parts are neatly done. Able to explain 3 to 4 details on how dinosaur can defeat T-Rex. There is a complete model of a dinosaur with many details. The design shows creativity and originality. Able to explain with numerous details on how dinosaur can defeat T-Rex. Time of Task with 5 th Grade Buddy Rarely focuses on task and what needs to be down. 5th grade buddy has to give numerous reminders. Focuses on the task and what needs to be done some of the time. 5 th grade buddy gives some reminders. Focuses on task and what needs to be done most of the time. 5 th grade buddy rarely gives reminders. Consistently stays focused on task. Very self-directed. Follows 5 th grade buddy’s directions the first time they’re given. Working with a Partner Rarely listens to, shares with, and supports the effort of partner. Sometimes listens to, shares with and supports the effort of partner. Often listens to, shares with, and support the effort of partner. Tries hard to be a team player. Almost always listens to, shares with, and supports the effort or partner. A great team player.

19 Conclusion A job well done!!! You’re now a “Junior Paleontologist”. You have learned a lot about how dinosaurs lived, what they ate, and how they hunted their food. You can now tell me the weapons each dinosaur used to keep themselves safe from predators. You even created a model of the new king and explained how your newly created dinosaur would defeat T-Rex! Congratulations, I’ll be seeing your newly created “king of dinosaurs” in the new book soon.

20 Standards Nature of Science 1.1 Uses the five sense to gather scientific information. 2.1 Demonstrate scientific understanding orally and in pictures. 3.2 Apply Literacy skills to make scientific connections. Life Science 1.1 Observe, compare and contrast the appearance and behavior of plants and animals. Listening and Speaking Standards (Language Arts) 1.1 Focus on the speaker's message. 1.2 Evaluate what is heard 1.3 Follow oral directions Reading Comprehension 2.1 Learn to use strategies when reading. 2.2 Read to analyze and evaluate information. 2.3 Read informational material for practical application Writing-Study and Research Skills 3.1 Use reference sources 3.2 Gather and interpret information

21 Credits and References Credits and References Cliparts Cliparts used in this WebQuest Animation Cliparts used in this WebQuest %2Fwww.animationlibrary.com%2Fal%2F%3Fn%3Dsubcat_images.php3%2 6id%3D35%26start%3D0%26end%3D20

22 Links to dinosaur facts to complete templates html pdf html Credits and References Credits and References Links

23 Credits and References Credits and References Books Books I read to the class: Dinosaurs by Grace Maccarone (This is a great book to start the unit with.) Dinosaurs (Usborne Discovery-Internet Linked) by Neil Francis Know-It-All Dinosaurs by Jay Johnson I Can Read About Prehistoric Animals by David Eastman Terrible Tyrannosaurs by Kathleen Weidner Zochfeld The Spike-Tailed Dinosaur, Stegosaurus by Michael Berenstain Dinosaurs by Mary Elting Dinosaurs by Peter Zallinger

24 Teacher’s Page Click below to see a sample of the finished Dinosaur Facts Template. Sample: Completed Dinosaur Facts Template Sample: Completed Dinosaur Facts Template To further promote the language arts components, I will ask each student to explain his/her dinosaur model, tell what physical and behavioral adaptations the new “king” has in order to defeat T-Rex. Extended Activity: I will ask the children to write about their new “king” of dinosaurs. A model of “framed sentences” will be used to help the children complete their written work. Click to see a sample of the written work. Sample of Written Work Sample of Written Work

25 Food Teeth Size Skin Weapon s Picture of Dinosaur 70 feet long 2 buses long Claws, tail, club, or spikes Flat or Sharp Carnivore or Herbivore Apatosaurus had green, wrinkly skin. Striped, smooth spiked or bumpy Apatosaurus walked on 4 legs. 2 or 4 Feet Dinosaur Name : _________________ Apatosaurus Sample: Completed Dinosaur Facts Template Apatosaurus used his large tail to fight. He also hid in swamp to protect himself. Apatosaurus had flat teeth to munch his leaves.

26 Sample of Written Work Stepatosaur My dinosaur is named Stepatosaur. He is the new “king”! He is 50 feet long. He is over 1 bus long. He walks on 4 feet. His body is green with plates and spikes. He uses his big, spiky tail to fight and kill his prey. He also has a giant horn to poke his prey.. Stepatosaur is a carnivore. He eats by ripping the meat and swallowing it whole.. By Mae Leah Cupples Note: Underlined portions indicate framed parts of the sentences.

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