here is the book from the Amazon.com website if anyone is interested in trying
it out. let us know how it worked...
Make Your Own Dinosaur Out of Chicken Bones
: Foolproof Instructions for Budding
by Chris McGowan, Christopher McGowan
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published by HarperCollins
Publication date: May 1, 1997
Dimensions (in inches): 9.19 x
7.39 x .45
Date: 10/10/97 12:27 AM
Okay, here's a bizarre idea....and I do mean BIZARRE! I recently took my
third grade classes to the Albright Knox Art Museum in Buffalo, NY, and as
usual, we ended by trying to control the kids in the gift shop. One of our
parent chaperones found a book that she bought, and shared it with me before
checkout....Making Dinosaur Skeletons from Chicken Bones! That is not the
exact title, but it's the premise of the book. You boil and dry the bones,
then construct dinosaurs from them....it even came with "plans" for different
dinosaurs. To do so, however, would mean asking your local butcher for some
chicken heads as well......
I also saw a tv profile on another teacher several years ago, who
"staged" an archaelogical dig for students. He took them on a campout to an
area where former students and he had buried bones and other "goodies" a few
days before. The kids worked the areas which were roped off and tagged, and
"discovered" their buried treasures, using traditional methods and tools.
Pretty clever, actually... and I don't see why one couldn't use a large sand
box for a scaled down experience.