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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.

Using creativity and observation, students work through a variety of hands-on activities while exploring the Fossil Gallery.

With the help of an animator, students will learn what makes dinosaurs different from other reptiles, how they lived, and to recognize the differences between herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs.

Students will also take on the role of a palaeontologist on a dig and reconstruct a dinosaur foot.

Duration: 50 minutes.

Vocabulary sheet.

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


  • October 2, 2018 – May 16, 2019
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Workshop starting time: 9:45 am, 11 am, 12:15 pm.


  • $1 per student, in addition to museum admission (admission: $8.50)
  • Tax is not included
  • See if your class qualifies for Nature Express, our financial-aid programme.

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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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