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Now and Then
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Now and Then

Coloring Page. Download, print, and color illustrations of ocean animals and the scientists that study them.

  • Best for: Grades 5 and under (ages 11 and under)
  • Concepts: coloring pages, cretaceous period, paleontology, prehistoric, sea monsters
Underwater World
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Underwater World

Coloring Pages. Download, print, and color illustrations of ocean animals and the scientists that study them.

  • Best for: Grades 5 and under (ages 11 and under)
  • Concepts: coloring pages, cretaceous period, ocean, prehistoric, sea monsters
On a Dig
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On a Dig

Coloring Page. Download, print, and color illustrations of ocean animals and the scientists that study them.

  • Best for: Grades 5 and under (ages 11 and under)
  • Concepts: coloring pages, cretaceous period, paleontology, prehistoric, sea monsters
Sea Turtle
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EDUCATION

Sea Turtle

Coloring Page. Download, print, and color illustrations of ocean animals and the scientists that study them.

  • Best for: Grades 5 and under (ages 11 and under)
  • Concepts: animals, coloring pages, cretaceous period, ocean, prehistoric, sea monsters
Cretaceous Clues
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EDUCATION

Cretaceous Clues

Students learn how fossils provide important clues to past life.

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: clues, cretaceous period, fossils, sea monsters
Prehistoric Animal Adaptations
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EDUCATION

Prehistoric Animal Adaptations

Students investigate adaptations—changes in body parts or behaviors—that helped prehistoric marine reptiles survive in the Cretaceous period.

  • Best for: Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Concepts: adaptation, cretaceous period, prehistoric marine reptiles, sea monsters: a prehistoric adventure