Do you love learning about dinosaurs? Dig up the fossils, then head back to the lab to put the dinos back together again!
- Sit with your child while he/she is playing Dino Dig and take turns uncovering the fossils.
- As each fossil is uncovered discuss what part of the body you think the fossil could be from.
- Once you are in the lab where you are asked to put the fossils together to form the dinosaur's skeleton, problem-solve with your child to try to discover where each fossil belongs. Remember, you can always use the hint button to help you!
Learning about fossils is a great way to learn about animal adaptations, different types of rocks and ancient Earth facts! This game meets many expectations in multiple grades, one of which is:
Science and technology: Understanding Earth and Space Systems
Investigate, test and compare the physical properties of rocks and minerals.
- Hey, do you want to play Dino Dig at home? All you need to do is clean some chicken or turkey bones (using the whole bird is best) and hide the bones in a large foil baking pan filled with sand or dirt. Instruct your child to look for the bones using a trowel, spoon or paintbrush. Once all the bones are found, try putting the bones in the right order. Have fun!
- If you're a vegetarian or don't want to use real bones, you can also play a version of Dino Dig at home! Take some of your child's small toys and cover in plastic wrap. Go out to the sandbox, beach or other area with sand/dirt and bury the toys in the ground. Instruct your child to look for specific items using a shovel, trowel or other tools. Take turns!