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This dinosaur lesson plan focuses on the Pteranodon
Language Arts, Science
Title – Flying Pteranodon
By – Scott Dan
Subject – Science, Language Arts
Grade Level – 1st-2nd
Read the following poem to the children:
“A Pteranodon Tale”
(“Dinosaurs,” Creative Teaching Press 1998)
*Note, poem removed to stay within copyright guidelines. It can be retrieved by the book title and poem title (above).
Ask students what they like most about the Pteranodon. Make a list of the children’s favorite features or most interesting facts learned. Next, make a Pteranodon mobile with the children. Show example and let children make one on their own. Do not provide traceable patterns, instead, let the children cut and paste their own creativity together. Supply many extra materials that the children could use to make their mobiles. Explain that it must have a head, two wings and some kind of body. They may also add legs, arms or any other relevant body part. Tell them not to make it too heavy, or else it will not hang. Let the children cut the main body out of tag board to which they can glue or draw on afterwards.
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