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The popularity of dinosaurs is graphed in this lesson




PreK, K, 1  

Title – Dinosaur Bar Graph

By – Brittany Page

Primary Subject – Math

Grade Level – Pre-K

Learning objectives:

  • Student will be able to organize the information into categories from most liked to least liked.
  • Students will be able to point to the dinosaur most liked.
  • Students will be able to write under each dinosaur how many votes they got.

List of materials needed:

    1. Three dinosaur cutouts

    2. Large piece of paper with a bar graph drawn on it

    3. Markers

    4. Pointer

Pre-activity preparation:

    You will need to cut the dinosaurs out from a piece of paper. Draw the bar graph and place it on the blackboard. Make sure it can be seen by all kids.


    Students will need to gather on the carpet and sit on their assigned spots. Then go over the rules and consequences.

Establishing set/Motivation/Introduction:

    Introduce the theme by telling them that they will need to be very quiet and cooperate. Then go over all the three types of dinosaurs we studied.

Learning experiences:

  1. Have all student sit on their assigned spots on the carpet. Make sure they are all silent.
  2. Introduce the lesson, explain what a bar graph is and how we will be using it.
  3. Show them each dinosaur.
  4. Ask them which one they like the most?
  5. Pick a student to count each hand as the students vote.
  6. Raise up the T-Rex and ask them to raise their hands and tell you who likes this one.
  7. Take count. Then put the dinosaur on the graph.
  8. Write the number under each dinosaur. This will represent the vote for each.
  9. Repeat steps 6-8 with the second dinosaur (i.e. Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptor)
  10. Repeat steps 6-8 with the third dinosaur (i.e. Pterosaur, Plesiosaur)


    Ask them which Dinosaur got the most votes, which dinosaur had the least? What is a bar graph?


Brittany Page


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