Fact or Fiction?!
Predators Past and Present
From a real-life prehistoric dragon to the infamous Yeti, we’ll explore the creatures of history and today that are one part fact and one part fiction.
what you’ll need
Colored paper (blue, black or gray for the body and white and red for the mouth and teeth)
Googly eyes (optional)
Ask About Today
What are some strategies scientists use to determine if a legendary creature really existed or not?
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What Happened to the Megalodon?
Imagine a shark with teeth as big as your hand. That was the megalodon—and it wasn’t a character out of science fiction, it was a real-life, giant predator. Find out how scientists have learned all about the megalodon’s life and extinction, in this PBS video.
Living Among Dragons
This dragon isn’t fire-breathing, but it sure does look like a creature out of fiction. Travel to Indonesia where komodo dragons are living among humans.
Ready for the Yeti?
Make a Moving Paper Shark
Whether you choose to make yours a megalodon or a modern-day shark, this paper craft turns out really cool. Pay particular attention to where you put the glue, or things can get sticky fast.