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1 Move Over, T-Rex! I’m the King of Dinosaurs now!!! A Dinosaur WebQuest for KindergartenDesigned byEunice Cupples
2 What does it take to defeat T-Rex? IntroductionA 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?
3 TaskYour 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
4 ProcessYou will team up with a partner. A 5th grade buddy will help you and your partner with this project 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 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.
5 What You Will LearnThe five dinosaurs you will learn about are: Tyrannosaurus Rex Apatosaurus Brontosaurus Stegosaurus TriceratopsFrom 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.
6 Expectations on Behavior with 5th Grade Buddy Your 5th grade buddy is here to help you.Be respectful and politeStay 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.
7 Directions to Complete Templates 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.Listen to Mrs. Cupples read books about dinosaurs.Ask your 5th 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.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.
8 Dinosaur Facts Template SizeFood____ feet long____ bus longPicture of DinosaurCarnivore or HerbivoreDinosaur Name: _________________SkinFeetWeaponsTeethStriped, smooth spiked or bumpy2 or 4Claws, tail, club, spikes or hornsFlat or Sharp
9 Day 1 Tyrannosaurus Rex Tyrannosaurus Rex T-Rex Illustration and Fact SheetT-Rex Fact SheetT-Rex InformationDinosaur Chart
10 Day 2 Apatosaurus Apatosaurus Apatosaurus Fact Sheet Apatosaurus Illustration and Fact SheetApatosaurus Facts and Interactive Coloring PageDinosaur Chart
11 Day 3 Allosaurus Allosaurus Fact Sheet Allosaurus Facts with Labeled IllustrationAll About AllosaurusAllosaurus InformationDinosaur Chart
12 Day 4 Triceratops Triceratops Triceratops Fact Sheet Triceratops Brief FactsTriceratops and Picture of the SkeletonDinosaur Chart
13 Day 5 Stegosaurus Stegosaurus Stegosaurus Facts and Interactive ColoringStegosaurus Fact SheetStegosaurus Facts and Labeled IllustrationDinosaur Chart
14 Dinosaur Chart Dinosaur Length How big is that? Tyrannosaurus Rex 40 feet1 BusApatosaurus70 feet2 BusesAllosaurusTriceratops30 feetStegosaurus35 feet
15 Day 6 Materials for Paper Maché Model After you’ve completed the 5 templates, start thinking about your dinosaur model.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 onMaterials for Dinosaur Model1 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
16 Directions on Paper Maché Model 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.
17 Evaluation and Rubric Category 1 2 3 4 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 Modeland Explanation on DetailsThere 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 5th Grade BuddyRarely 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. 5th grade buddy gives some reminders.Focuses on task and what needs to be done most of the time. 5th grade buddy rarely gives reminders.Consistently stays focused on task. Very self-directed. Follows 5th grade buddy’s directions the first time they’re given.Working with a PartnerRarely 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.
18 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.
19 StandardsNature of Science Uses the five sense to gather scientific information Demonstrate scientific understanding orally and in pictures Apply Literacy skills to make scientific connections.Life Science Observe, compare and contrast the appearance and behavior of plants and animals.Listening and Speaking Standards (Language Arts) Focus on the speaker's message Evaluate what is heard Follow oral directionsReading Comprehension Learn to use strategies when reading Read to analyze and evaluate information Read informational material for practical applicationWriting-Study and Research Skills Use reference sources Gather and interpret information
20 Credits and References Cliparts Cliparts used in this WebQuestAnimation Cliparts used in this WebQuest
21 Credits and References Links Links to dinosaur facts to complete templates pdf
22 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 FrancisKnow-It-All Dinosaurs by Jay JohnsonI Can Read About Prehistoric Animals by David EastmanTerrible Tyrannosaurs by Kathleen Weidner ZochfeldThe Spike-Tailed Dinosaur, Stegosaurus by Michael BerenstainDinosaurs by Mary EltingDinosaurs by Peter Zallinger
23 Teacher’s PageClick below to see a sample of the finished Dinosaur Facts Template. Sample: Completed Dinosaur Facts TemplateTo 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
24 Sample: Completed Dinosaur Facts Template SizeFood70 feet long2 buses longPicture of DinosaurCarnivore or HerbivoreDinosaur Name: _________________ApatosaurusSkinFeetWeaponsTeethApatosaurus had green, wrinkly skin.Striped, smooth spiked or bumpyApatosaurus walked on 4 legs.2 or 4Claws, tail, club, or spikesFlat or SharpApatosaurus had flat teeth to munch his leaves.Apatosaurus used his large tail to fight. He also hid in swamp to protect himself.
25 Sample of Written WorkNote: Underlined portions indicate framed parts of the sentences.StepatosaurMy 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