Vocabulary
Money
Science
Dinosaur Facts
Anything Goes
100

Where goods or property are sold to the highest bidder.

auction

100

What was the name of the world's biggest triceratops skeleton sold at auction?

Big John

100

What is the name of a three-toed-dinosaur?

therapod

100

How many years did dinosaurs roam the Earth?
a. 60 million years
b. 165 million years
c. 200 million years

b. 165 million years

100

What is the main topic or underlying theme that both texts have in common?

Dinosaur skeletons being sold at auctions.

200

To maintain in its original or existing state.

preserve

200

Where was Big John found in 2014?

South Dakota

200

Where was the dinosaur from the 'Science' text found?

Wyoming

200

How long ago did dinosaurs become extinct?
a. 10 million years ago
b. 24 million years ago
c. 66 million years ago

c. 66 million years ago

200

Provide one detail that supports the main idea of the 'Money' text: A dinosaur skeleton named Big John was recently sold at auction.

Teacher discretion...

300

The branch of science concerned with fossil animals and plants.

paleontology

300

What substance was Big John preserved in?

mud

300

Why is the dinosaur skeleton from this text so rare?

It has a full head, lots of teeth and claws.

300

True or false:

The Stegosaurus was already extinct by the time the Tyrannosaurus rex existed.

True!

300

Provide one detail that supports the main idea of the 'Science' text: A new dinosaur was discovered, and the skeleton was sold at auction.

Teacher discretion...

400

Animals that only eat plants.

herbivore

400
What percent of Big John's skeleton was complete?

more than 60%

400

What kind of dinosaur was discovered by paleontologists in the 'Science' text?

It's a completely new dinosaur- NOT an allosaurus.

400

Which continents did dinosaurs live on?

All 7 continents!

*Bonus points if you can name all 7 continents.*

400

Which of the following is NOT an appropriate details for the 'Money' text?
a. Big John's skeleton is 23 feet long and 8 feet high.
b. Last year, a tyrannosaurus skeleton sold for almost $32 million.
c. Big John's skeleton is estimated to be over 66 million years old.

b. Last year, a tyrannosaurus skeleton sold for almost $32 million.

500

Covered with a tough layer for defense against an attack.

armored

500

What was the name of the buyer who purchased Big John at auction?

We don't know. They didn't want their name to be made public.

500

What is the difference between a carnivore and an herbivore?

Carnivores eat meat and herbivores eat plants.

500

When translated, the word 'dinosaur' means...
a. terrible lizard
b. mean animal
c. scary dragon

a. terrible lizard

500

Which text would the following detail be found: Skeleton's used to be sold to museums or collectors, but now they are being sold to private investors and the public.

'Science'

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