Math Science Nucleus Field Trips
California Science Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

Dino Magic (K-4)*   Students enter a land of dinosaurs, as they observe skin prints, tracks, and fossils. Hands-on activities include comparing models and real dinosaur bones.  Quick tour of Natural History Museum allows children to compare Fremont fossils with dinosaurs.  Gift:  Dinosaur gift Classes are leveled to the specific grade.  Limit: 2 classes,  64 students

The following are activities students will do
1. Read placemat and go over the Mesozoic
2. Compare and identify dinosaurs using models
3. Look at real dinosaur fossils trying to determine why they are bones
4. Read Going Back through Time
5. Use a magnifying lens to observe details for identifying dinosaur fossils.
6. Tour the museum
7. Receive a dinosaur egg (they make a dinosaur egg carrier).


Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Standards arranged by Disciplinary Core Ideas.  Codes in parenthesis represent Performance Standards.  For more detailed information visit


  The History of Planet Earth

Some events happen very quickly; others occur very slowly, over a time period much longer than one can observe. (2-ESS1-1)

  Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

Some kinds of plants and animals that once lived on Earth are no longer found anywhere. (Note: moved from K-2) (3-LS4-1)

Ca Science Standards Life Sciences

Second Grade: Earth Sciences (3b,e)