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Link. Formation of the Australian continent.
Link. Environment in which dinosaurs lived.
Link. Australian dinosaurs.
Link. Lark Quarry dinosaur stampede.

Introduction for teachers

This site is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage and promoted as a pilot education project through the joint Commonwealth, States and Territories heritage web site www.heritage.gov.au. It has been designed to educate middle to upper-primary students about the amazing and unique dinosaurs that lived in Australia primarily during the Cretaceous Period.

This web site contains background information for students on a number of dinosaur related topics, and follows a logical progression from the formation of the Australian continent to the discovery of dinosaur fossils. A particular focus is given to the discovery of dinosaur trackways at Lark Quarry, near Winton in central Queensland. Lark Quarry contains the only evidence in the world of a dinosaur stampede and was recently included in the new National Heritage List for its outstanding heritage values.

This web site includes 3D animations of the Lark Quarry dinosaurs that students can manipulate, an interactive depicting the break up of Pangaea (the 'super continent') and, quiz and crossword interactives with sounds and reward animations for students on completion.

Provided below are ideas for lesson plans in each of the Eight Key Learning areas in HTML and PDF format, along with 10 student activity sheets that can be photocopied for classroom use without infringing Copyright.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view the PDF files.

The Links section of this web site provides access to other web sites for students wishing to undertake further research on the topic.

We hope you and your students enjoy the Australian Dinosaur Story web site experience and we welcome your feedback. You can contact us or you can write to:

Heritage Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA

For teachers

Australian Dinosaur Story lesson ideas

PDF Link. Australian Dinosaur Story Lesson Ideas. Size 179k.
Printable html version

Solutions to student activities

PDF Link. Solutions to Student Activities. Size 215k.

Solutions to student activities - PDF version
(studentactivities-solutions.pdf 156k)

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For students

1. Science ~ A quick quiz

PDF Link. 1. Science ~ A Quick Quiz. Size 302k.

A quick quiz - PDF version
(studentactivities1-aquickquiz.pdf 174k)

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2. Science ~ Create your own geological timeline

PDF Link. 2. Science ~ Create Your Own Geological Timeline. Size 191k.

Create your own geological timeline - PDF version
(studentactivities2-geologicaltimeline.pdf 100k)

PDF Link. 2. Science ~ Create Your Own Geological Timeline. Size 191k.

3. Science ~ Interpreting ancient scenes

PDF Link. 3. Science ~ Interpreting Ancient Scenes. Size 163k.

Interpreting ancient scenes - PDF version
(studentactivities3-ancientscenes.pdf 121k)

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4. Soc. & env. ~ Back in time cross-offs

PDF Link. 4. Society and the Environment ~ Back in Time Cross-offs. Size 190k.

Back in time cross-offs - PDF version
(studentactivities4-backintimecrossoffs.pdf 81k)

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5. Soc. & env. ~ Dinosaur feeding at Cretaceous Park

PDF Link. 5. Society and the Environment ~ Dinosaur Feeding at Cretaceous Park. Size 184k.

Dinosaur feeding at Cretaceous Park - PDF version
(studentactivities5-dinosaurfeeding.pdf 135k)

PDF Link. 5. Society and the Environment ~ Dinosaur Feeding at Cretaceous Park. Size 184k.

6. English ~ Tell your story

PDF Link. 6. English ~ Tell Your Story. Size 133k.

Tell your story - PDF version
(studentactivities6-tellyourstory.pdf 92k)

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7. English ~ Naming dinosaurs & other extinct reptiles

PDF Link. 7. English ~ Naming Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Reptiles. Size 164k.

Naming dinosaurs & other extinct reptiles - PDF version
(studentactivities7-namingdinosaurs.pdf 118k)

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8. English ~ Research it!

PDF Link. 8. English ~ Research It!. Size 160k.

Research it! - PDF version
(studentactivities8-researchit.pdf 96k)

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9. Languages ~ Australian dinosaur language

PDF Link. 9. Languages ~ Australian Dinosaur Language. Size 187k.

Australian dinosaur language - PDF version
(studentactivities9-dinosaurlanguage.pdf 113k)

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10. Maths ~ Picture graph

PDF Link. 10. Maths ~ Picture Graph. Size 148k.

Picture graph - PDF version
(studentactivities10-picturegraph.pdf 128k)

Printable html version Picture graph - HTML version

 

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