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Dino STEAM

Our pre-COVID schedule for today included a dinosaur-themed Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead with The Science Lady, Jan Mattingly. She is amazing, and her dinosaur exploration would have been mind-blowing.  This blog is a poor substitute, I know, but I hope it gives you at least one STEAM activity that you want to tackle.

ACTIVITIES FROM MY STORY LAB ARCHIVE
Color Resist Dino Hunt  Art meets science.
Cupcake Liner Dinosaurs  I've only made a triceratops myself.
Dinosaur and Pterosaur Hand Shadows  I just love making shadow puppets!
Dinosaur Pasta Skeletons  Two ways to turn pasta into fossilized bones.
Hatching Frozen Dinosaur Eggs  This is really cool.  And I'm not just referring to the temperature.
Playdough Fossil  You can also use the Playdoh to catch dinosaur footprints.
Stegosaurus Clothespin Math  I used this craft idea and added a math element.  Write an equation on the stegosaurus.  Once your student determines the answer, have him/her add that many clothespins to the dinosaur's back.
TP Tube Dinosaurs  You could also use craft sticks, cotton swabs, or crayons.

IDEAS I WANT TO TRY
Dinosaur Stack Engineering  This one will require a collection of dinosaur toys.
Engineering a Dinosaur with Marshmallows  I always like building with marshmallows.
Fizzy Dinosaur Egg Play  I love a good chemical reaction.
Pop Up Dino Puppets  This one is inspired by a picture book.
Tape Resist Dino Skeleton  I like to do a tape resist project at least once a year in Story Lab.

MORE TO EXPLORE
DK Find Out!  Learn about dinosaurs and prehistoric life.
Field Museum  I was able to see Sue the T.Rex when she toured the country, making a pit stop at the Anniston Museum of Natural History.  I bought a T-shirt and a dinosaur chomper.
McWane Center  Learn about Alabama dinosaurs from this local science museum.
National Geographic Kids  I always want to know what NG has to offer.

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