Frame Ask your students if anyone in the class has seen a living dinosaur. Ask your students if anyone has seen a living bird. Explain to your students that birds are descendants of dinosaurs, so when they see a bird, they are looking at a relative of a dinosaur!
Focus Explain to your students they will be watching a clip from Dinosaur Train where Buddy and his family learn about a prehistoric bird, the Archaeopteryx. Tell your children to listen closely and identify what the name, archaeopteryx means.
Follow-Up Ask your students:
“What does the name, Archaeopteryx, mean?” (Old bird)
“What features of an archaeopteryx were like a bird?” (Feathered wings)
“What features of an archaeopteryx were like a dinosaur?” (Teeth, bony tail and claws on its toes)