Time requirements: 1 or 2 Class periods (and homework).

Description: Students will create a collage to illustrate the Cretaceous environment. This activity can also be done in art class. Students should be encouraged to look in reference books to obtain an accurate account of the prehistoric climate and palaeoenvironment of the Cretaceous. Please refer to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of palaeontology suggested book list: http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Dinos/English/teahand/biblio.html

Materials needed: Students instructions (printed), old magazines, Bristol board, pencil crayons, felt pens, crayons, glue, scissors.
Time requirements: 1 or 2 Class periods (and homework).

Description: Students will create a collage to illustrate the Cretaceous environment. This activity can also be done in art class. Students should be encouraged to look in reference books to obtain an accurate account of the prehistoric climate and palaeoenvironment of the Cretaceous. Please refer to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of palaeontology suggested book list: http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Dinos/English/teahand/biblio.html

Materials needed: Students instructions (printed), old magazines, Bristol board, pencil crayons, felt pens, crayons, glue, scissors.

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Student Instructions

The world of the Cretaceous period was very different from the one we see today. In this activity, you will recreate the prehistoric world by making a collage.

Materials: Old magazines, Bristol board, construction paper, pencil crayons, felt pens, crayons, glue, scissors.

Activity Instructions

1. Gather magazine or hand-drawn pictures of plants, animals and other shapes that illustrate a Cretaceous environment. Try to use pictures that illustrate the environment in which the creatures of the Cretaceous would have lived. Create a collage that shows how the Cretaceous might have looked if you were there to see it. You can base your world on the information that you have found in the "Evolution in the Cretaceous" Learning Collection. You might also want to look at the "Uncrating the Cretaceous" and "Creatures of the Cretaceous" Learning Collections.

2. You may want to look at other resources such as books, magazines and what you may have seen on T.V. for more ideas.

3. Answer the following questions:
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Student Instructions

The world of the Cretaceous period was very different from the one we see today. In this activity, you will recreate the prehistoric world by making a collage.

Materials: Old magazines, Bristol board, construction paper, pencil crayons, felt pens, crayons, glue, scissors.

Activity Instructions

1. Gather magazine or hand-drawn pictures of plants, animals and other shapes that illustrate a Cretaceous environment. Try to use pictures that illustrate the environment in which the creatures of the Cretaceous would have lived. Create a collage that shows how the Cretaceous might have looked if you were there to see it. You can base your world on the information that you have found in the "Evolution in the Cretaceous" Learning Collection. You might also want to look at the "Uncrating the Cretaceous" and "Creatures of the Cretaceous" Learning Collections.

2. You may want to look at other resources such as books, magazines and what you may have seen on T.V. for more ideas.

3. Answer the following questions:
How is today’s environment different from the palaeoenvironment that you just created?
What things are still the same?

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Learning Objectives

The learner will:

Describe the habitat and ecology of the Cretaceous period, using examples of plant and animal life

Compare and contrast the environment of the Cretaceous with the environment of today

Communicate through visual and written means


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