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Digging Up Dinosaurs

  • Age Range: 9-13
  • Grade: 5
  • Lexile: 810L
  • Guided Reading Level: V
  • Interest Level: 4-7
  • Reading Level: 5.7
  • ISBN: 9781493867097
  • Language: English
  • Dewey: 560
  • Pages: 32
Description

Many people go to museums to see dinosaur fossils. But visitors would never get to see these displays without the work of paleontologists. They locate fossils, dig them up, and send them to a lab to be cleaned and preserved. Museum curators decide how to best display huge dinosaur bones. Learn how scientists use technology to bring these ancient fossils into the modern world!

Created in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, this book builds students' literacy skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, and innovation. The hands-on STEAM challenge is ideal for makerspace activities, and guides students through every stage of the engineering design process. This book features:

  • Real-world examples provide insight into how the engineering design process is used to solve real-world problems
  • Content that highlights every component of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math
  • Career advice from Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields
  • Dynamic images and text features enhance the reading experience and build visual literacy
Retail Price: $9.99 /ea
School Library Price: $7.49/ea
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