Frame Ask your students if they have ever watched a bird. Allow students to describe where they saw the bird, what the bird looked like and what it was doing. Explain that many scientists and naturalist observe and sketch birds to record what they look like for future research.
Focus Tell your students that they will be watching a clip from Dinosaur Train where Buddy, Tiny and Laura Giganotosaurus meet an avisaurus. Ask your students to listen for the different characteristics of an avisaurus that Laura and Buddy identify.
Follow-Up Ask your students:
“What happens when Buddy and Tiny loudly call for Angela Avisaurus?” (She flies high up in the tree)
“What happens when Laura Giganotosaurus softly whistles for Angela Avisaurus?” (She flies over to Laura)
“What are some of the characteristics of an avisaurus that Buddy and Laura identify?” (Colorful feathers, stands on two feet, three-toed feet, big teeth for eating meat)
“What does Laura Giganotosaurus call a dinosaur that stands on two feet?” (A theropod)
“What other dinosaurs are theropods?” (T.Rex, Giganotosaurus)
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