DINOSAURS! is a 15 minute trip into the world of dinosaurs at the Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. Included is a talk with a paleontologist as he shows a dinosaur egg, baby skeleton, and T-Rex skeleton still in rock.
Viewers get a close up look at the skeletons of favorite dinosaurs such as T-Rex and Triceratops. The video ends with The Dinosaur Bone Song , an easy-to-learn song capturing the concepts presented.
The accompanying instructional guide will enrich the presentation with preparation and follow-up activities as well as reproducible illustrations of each of the dinosaurs featured in the video.
"Top it off with a catchy song that summarizes the concepts presented in the video, and you've got a winner."
- Best Children's Science AV List Science, Books and Films
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Runtime: 15 minutes
$20.00 Per DVD
Taped in the Tyrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, this delightful video presents interesting facts about dinosaurs and fossils. The video was written and produced by Susan DeBeck, a primary school teacher who clearly knows how to capture and sustain the interest of young viewers.
We know that most yound children find dinosaurs fascinating, and therefore, will be immediately intrigued by the subject matter. But how do you sustain this interest for 15 minutes? Well, you begin with a simple, lighthearted, yet informative script that is narrated in a clear and friendly style. Then you add kids.
In this video, we hear and see a lively group of primary school-aged romping through the museum, making observations, and asking the kinds of questions that the viewers would likely ask in the same circumstances. We also learn about a dinosaur fossil that was actually discovered by schoolchildren!
Top it all off with a catchy song that summarizes the concepts presented in the video, and you've got a winner. In fact, this video was kid-tested at Science Books and Films offices during various snow closings, and the unanimous verdict was thumbs up. - M.S.
Booklist Feb 1, 1992