Digging it with Dinoman

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Every year the second grade students enjoy Dinoman’sPicture of Bob the Dinoman talking with grade two children. presentation. He wows them with examples and unbelievable facts. He also takes them inside of an inflatable dinosaur to discuss the insides and vital organs of a dinosaur.



Interview with Dinoman 


We were curious to know what the students thought of dinoman so we asked three questions, the first question was, what is the most interesting fact you learned from Dinoman’s visit? We had varied answers on this question for example, tree sap can become a fossil was said twice, dinosaurs swallowed rocks was said once, when dinoman is digging he wraps up the bones in a special paper was also said one time, the triceratops horn has blood vessels going through it was said once, how animals and plants become fossils was said twice.

Dinosaur where Dinoman instructs students inside the inflatable dino-creature.The second question was what is your favorite dinosaur and why? The answers we got for this question were mostly the same, T-Rex because it is really tall and good at catching food, Brachiosaurus because of it’s long neck, Diplodocus because it eats vegetables, Triceratops because it has three horns.

The third question was, do you like dinosaurs more or less after talking with Dinoman, why or why not? The answers were all the same in the main part but for different reasons. They said more, because they got to go inside the dinosaur, because they learned more from them, because its exciting and you can learn more and more about dinosaurs and how they lived, because its really cool how you learn about them, because Dinoman told them many cool facts about dinosaurs.

Dinoman’s visit is a favorite among the second graders; they love dinosaurs!

Reported by: Sierra, Ford, and Aiden

The Daring Dinoman

Is that Dinosaur poop? It sure is. That was only one of the many dinosaur fossils that the Dinoman showed the Chickering second graders this year. His purpose for coming was to encourage children who don’t like science to enjoy it. A flashback on the past was a great experience for us fifth graders so we hope you enjoy our feedback from this very entertaining presentation.

Going back to this dinosaur presentation all the way back to 2nd grade created some memories for us. The Dinoman brought four enormous, detailed blowup dinosaurs. Each dinosaur was different in its own special way. One of the dinosaurs allowed you to go inside of it. Inside the dinosaur the Dinoman showed us many fossils. Including a bug stuck in amber, dinosaur horn, and of course the fan favorite the dinosaur poop!Picture of Bob the Dinoman talking with grade two children.

We interviewed the Dinoman after his last presentation. The first question that we addressed to him was how long have you been doing this dinosaur presentation in Chickering? He responded saying he has been doing it for 11 years in row! The next question we asked the Dinoman was how long have been interested in dinosaurs and teaching kids about them? He answered with the response that he had found a dinosaur fossil at the age of 11! He has been interested ever since. Then we asked him what is your favorite part of the presentation? He replied telling us that he enjoys teaching kids who don’t like science to enjoy it. Another question that we asked was do you only teach second grade or do you teach other grades? He said that he teaches mostly second grade and that they are very focused on dinosaurs. Our last question that we asked him was what is your favorite dinosaur and why? He answered saying that his favorite dinosaur was the triceratops because  it is so easy to dig up. Also because it weighs a lot but its bones are super tough. That is what happened during our interview with the Dinoman.

The presentation of the Dinoman was interesting and entertaining. We had a lot of fun seeing this presentation again. It is a great experience to see what the Dinoman has to say and share so we hope you enjoyed our information about such a wonderful presentation.

Reported by:  Diana, Julia, Caroline, and Emily


Life size inflatable dinosaur modelHuge! Gigantic! Creatures filled the gym of Chickering School. What are they? Life size colorful blow-up dinosaurs. Who are they for?

We asked some students who were learning about The Dinosaur Unit in second grade two questions: What is your favorite dinosaur and why? From Mrs. Baker’s class, Andrew said that the Plautus because he likes how the tail and neck is really long. Addie likes the Pterodactyl because it can fly. From Mrs. Brannelly’s class, Amy said that she likes the Pterodactyl because it can fly. Theo , T Rex because it’s huge! From Ms. Genetilli’s class, Ingrid said that she liked the Brontosaurus because it’s a plant eater and she likes plants. Aiden said that he likes the Stegosaurus because he likes spikey things. From Mrs. Moran’s class, Noah likes the T Rex because it’s one the most bad dinosaurs, it can kill other dinosaurs. From Mrs. Young’s class, Kevin likes the T Rex because it has three horns.

The second question is what was one new dinosaur fact you learned from Dino Man?

– Kevin learned that the dinosaurs that Dinoman showed them were not real dinosaurs.
– Addie learned that you can dig for dinosaur bones.
– Amy said that paleontologist put the bones the wrong way in museums.
– Ingrid learned that not all dinosaurs have big bones.
– Aiden said that the egg is more oval than round.

We interviewed lots of kids about dinosaurs and their visit to. Dinoman is a person who specializes in dinosaurs, called a Paleontologist. We asked kids what they learned from Dinoman. The second grade was learning about dinosaurs in science. The second grade had to pick a dinosaur that they liked and make a poster or diorama about it. We interviewed 1 or 2 students from each class in second grade. They all learned something new.

Reported by: Peter, Jonathan,Sara and Iona