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Dino Challenge

Workshop at the Museum

Alex Tirabasso © Canadian Museum of Nature


Recommended for
Ontario: senior kindergarten and grade 1
Quebec: kindergarten and elementary cycle 1.

Located in the stunning Fossil Gallery, this workshop gets students moving, observing, reflecting, and creating.

Students act as paleontologists on a dig, reconstruct a dinosaur foot, and make a fossil impression that they can take home. Learn how dinosaurs lived, how they differed from other reptiles, and how to distinguish herbivores and carnivores.

Duration: 50 minutes.

Vocabulary sheet.

Curriculum links (link goes to the bottom of the page).


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  • $1 per student, in addition to museum admission (admission: $9)
  • Tax is not included
  • See if your class qualifies for Nature Express, our financial-aid program.

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Curriculum Links—Ontario


Science and Technology

Exploration and Experimentation

  • Sort and classify groups of living and non-living things in their own way.
  • Pose questions and make predictions and observations before and during investigations.
  • Communicate results and findings from individual and group investigations.

Grade 1

Science and Technology

Developing Investigation and Communication Skills

  • Identify the physical characteristics of a variety of plants and animals, including humans.

Curriculum Links—Quebec


Competency 1: Perform sensorimotor actions effectively in different contexts

  • To broaden his/her repertoire of actions.

Competency 5: Construct understanding of the world

  • Exercise thinking in a variety of contexts.
  • Organize information.
  • Describe his/her learnings.

Elementary Cycle 1


  • To explore the world of science and technology.

Essential Knowledge

  • Animal's adaptation to its environment.
  • Foods of domesticated and wild animals.

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