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Flying Monsters

Education Resources

Nikki Lowry, National Geographic Entertainment

Anne Haywood, National Geographic Education

Dr. Douglas Lawson, Paleontologist


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Session Overview

Introductions


Nikki Lowry, NG Entertainment


Resources to inspire science learning with
Flying Monsters


Anne Haywood, NG Education


Finding
Quetzalcoatlus

and the adventure
of science


Dr. Doug Lawson, Paleontologist


Q & A


Synopsis

220 million years ago, dinosaurs were beginning their domination of the
Earth.

But another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary
leap: Pterosaurs were taking control of the skies, and the story of how and
why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastic than fiction.


How and why did pterosaurs fly? How did lizards the size of giraffes defy
gravity and soar through prehistoric skies?


Join us on a journey to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs.

Flying Monsters Instructional Goals

Capture students


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biology, earth science, and paleontology


Build students


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Engage students in interdisciplinary activities with Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) connections, plus
reading/language arts

Key National Science Standards (US)

Understandings about scientific inquiry (K
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4, 5
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8)

Position and motion of objects (K
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4), Motions and Forces (5
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8)

Characteristics of organisms (K
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4), Diversity and adaptation of
organisms (5
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8)

Biological evolution (9
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12)

Nature of science (5
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8), Nature of scientific

knowledge (9
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12)


natgeoed.org/flying
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monsters


Eight Activities for K
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12

The Adventure of Science:
Finding
Quetzalcoatlus

Dr. Douglas Lawson, Paleontologist

Why will educators want to
bring their students to this
film?

Standards
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based science content made accessible and engaging to
students

Recent research has shown that both 3D and the giant screen
format lead to better retention of the concepts presented

Full range of activities to extend the learning before and after the
film

Flying Monsters Education Guide on DVD for them to take

back to school

Printed Flying Monsters classroom poster for in depth discussion

HUGE "WOW" factor!

Ideas for Attracting School Groups

Host professional development seminar for educators


Tap into NG
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developed webinar training

Provide discount tickets for school groups

Host hands
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on learning events


Fossil digs


Trivia contests


Guest speakers

Speaker event for home school groups

Partner with local business to fund bus transportation for select schools

Use “fun facts” sheet for on
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site engagement and promotion

Informal Education Resource

Engage kids and families
on
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site with a pterosaur
activity sheet


Pterosaurs aren’t dinosaurs!
Find out why with fun
activities like matching, word
find and a pterosaur quiz.
Perfect pre
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show activity.


Print
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ready files available on
B2B site at
nationalgeographicfilms.com

Summary of Education Resources

Activities for formal and informal settings at natgeoed.org/flying
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monsters


Educator DVD that includes PDFs of all activities, photos, classroom
videos, and more!


Printed classroom poster


PDF copies of online activities (English and Spanish)


Pterosaur activity sheet


National Geographic Kids Magazine


Interactive whiteboard lesson
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Coming Mid
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February!

Questions?


Please complete the survey coming your way, so we know how we might
improve these offerings.


Thank you!

Nikki, Anne and Doug

nlowry@ngs.org

ahaywood@ngs.org