Activity 3: Do at School!
Dinosaur or Mammal?
Not all fossils are dinosaurs!
Circle all of the mammals you see here.
Did you get them all right? Check the answers.
Fact: Humans are mammals!
Discuss: How are you like the animals you circled?
Main Message: Organisms are classified according to their characteristics rather than size or age. Not all fossil creatures, or all large creatures, are dinosaurs.
Connections: In activity 5, "Extinction," students examine different mammals and determine which are extinct and what characteristics these extinct animals may have in common.
Paleontological Research Institution