Dinosaur Pop-Up Report
Avoid extinction and study and write about dinosaurs.
Students will enjoy studying and writing about their favorite dinosaur. As they create their report they can add decorated dinosaurs to their pop-up report.
Students can read and discuss what dinosaurs may have looked like, what they ate, where many dinosaur bones are found and the different theories about why they disappeared.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Construction paper or cardstock, Crayons or markers, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Fold an 8 1/2" x 11" or 9" x 12" sheet of construction paper in half.
- Cut two slits in the center of the fold 1" long and about 1" apart (Figure A) to make a tab.
- Fold up the tab, and crease (Figure B). Unfold the tab, and pop the tab from the back for a pop-up page (Figure C).
- Die-cut the dinosaurs using cardstock or construction paper. Decorate and add shading with crayons, markers, pens or paper layers.
- Attach each decorated dinosaur to a tab, and adhere lined paper under the tab (Figure D).
- Place adhesive on the back of the first pop-up page, and adhere to the front of the second page (Figure E).
- Continue attaching each page to the next page.
- Cut and attach a piece of copy paper wide enough to cover the notches on the top of the pages. Add detail with patterned paper (Figure F & Main Photo).
- When students have completed their report, they can share their discoveries with their classmates.
- Figure A
- Figure B
- Figure C
- Figure D
- Figure E
- Figure F
NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills
- Students adjust their use of spoken, written and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
NL-ENG.K-12.7 Evaluating Data
- Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
NL-ENG.K-12.8 Developing Research Skills
- Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K–4, all students should develop an understanding of
- The characteristics of organisms
- Life cycle of organisms
- Organisms and environments