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Program Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure

  • 1. Think about what you already know.
    Millions of years ago, the oceans were full of incredible sea creatures, or marine reptiles. Some were very big. Some were fast swimmers. What sea creatures might you encounter if you traveled 82 million years back in time? Preview the Sea Creature Trading Cards. What do you already know about the six sea creatures on the cards?

    2. Find facts about sea creatures and complete the cards.
    Print the Sea Creatures Trading Cards. Then go to the Sea Monsters website to find information about their sizes, as well as fun facts about each. Complete the cards with the information you find.

    3. Trade them with your friends.
    Trade your completed cards with your friends. Did they find any fun facts that you didn’t? Add to your cards as you see new information.

  • Materials You Provide

    • Pencils
    • Scissors

    Required Technology

    • Internet Access: Required
    • Tech Setup: 1 computer per small group, Projector

    Recommended Prior Activities

    • None
  • Background Information

    Millions of years ago, the oceans were full of incredible sea creatures.


    Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    marine reptile Noun

    an animal that breathes air and usually has scales, and lives most of its life in or around the ocean.


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