Paleo Project

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NAME: _______________________________________
CLASS PD: _________
DUE DATE: ________________
Earth Science Paleo Project (20 Points)
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose a prehistoric creature from the list and complete the project using the planning sheet below.
Submit your poster (10 points) and this planning sheet (10 points) to earn full credit. Create a small poster advertising
the amazing facts about your creature. Please make your poster colorful, neat and accurate.
No plagiarism!! All work must be in your own words! All information sources must be cited on the planning sheet.
Projects with no works cited and / or copied information will automatically receive a zero. No late projects will be
accepted.
Your poster must:
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be no bigger than a single piece of construction paper
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include at least two color pictures of your creature
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include one picture of its habitat and a map of where it lived
Creature’s scientific name and meaning: _________________________________________________________
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What creature looked like (size / description): ____________________________________________________
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When creature lived (name of geologic period and dates): __________________________________________
When creature died out (name of geologic period and dates): _______________________________________
Why creature went extinct: ___________________________________________________________________
Where creature lived (location on Earth): ________________________________________________________
Description of creature’s habitat: ______________________________________________________________
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What creature ate: __________________________________________________________________________
Who discovered creature: ____________________________________________________________________
Where creature was discovered: _______________________________________________________________
When creature was discovered: ________________________________________________________________
NAME: _______________________________________
CLASS PD: _________
DUE DATE: ________________
Special creature features: _____________________________________________________________________
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I chose this creature because: _________________________________________________________________
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I would / would not bring back this creature from extinction because: _________________________________
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Works Cited – Where You Got Your Information
1. ________________________________________________________________________________________
2. ________________________________________________________________________________________
3. ________________________________________________________________________________________
Prehistoric Creature List
Helicoprion
Ankylosaurus
Velociraptor
Styracosaurus
Glyptodon
Liopleurodon
Coelophysis
Stegosaurus
Dilophosaurus
Elasmosaur
Brontornis
Compsognathus
Xiphactinus
Argentinosaurus
Nodosaurus
Sarcosuchus
Spinosaurus
Deinonychus
Megalodon
Archaeotherium
Odobenocetops
Giganotasaurus
Brontoscorpio
Deinocheirus
Basilosaurus
Tiktaalik
Cameroceras
Brachiosaurus
Mapusaurus
Arthropluera
Anomalocaris
Therizinosaurus
Dimorphodon
Pteranodon
Dunkleosteus
Titanoboa
Rhamphorhynchus
Scaphognathus
Opabinia
Eurypterid
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