The focus of this guide is on the ancient creatures that roamed the Earth millions of years ago. The massive size and unusual features of many of these early animals frequently fascinate young children. The experiences in this guide will capture children’s imagination as they explore life on Earth long ago.MESS Prehistoric Life cover

MESS Prehistoric Life Educators’ Guide

MESS Prehistoric Life Materials

Included experiences:

  1. Introduction to Prehistoric Life
  2. Exploring Fossils
  3. A Closer Look at Fossils
  4. What Can We Learn from Trackways?
  5. Going on a Fossil Dig
  6. More About Prehistoric Animals
  7. There Were Many Kinds of Dinosaurs
  8. Dinosaurs Hatched from Eggs
  9. What Did Dinosaurs Eat?
  10. How Big Were the Dinosaurs?
  11. Dinosaur Defenses
  12. Review of Prehistoric Life


Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories: MESS®

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories: MESS is a science-centered early childhood curriculum enhancement. MESS includes 10 month-long units that are appropriate for 3- through 5-year-old children. Each unit includes field-tested science experiences, suggestions for ways to integrate each topic across the curriculum, lists of recommended books and science materials, and ideas for involving families in children’s learning at home and in other settings.