Dinosaur Curiosity A-Z

15-Second Lesson for Busy Teachers

Matthew Murrie
4 min readAug 29, 2023


Large triceratops dinosaur standing in a forest.
Image by Hermann Kollinger from Pixabay

Teachers, got bored students curious about dinosaurs? What if you ask them to take their Curiosity from A-Z? This Curiosity-Based Thinking Activity is designed to turn bored students into engaged students by activating their natural curiosity during class.

Here’s how in 15 seconds:

Bonus Material (after you view the 15-second video)

A is for Allosaurus

Meet Allosaurus, a fierce predator with sharp teeth and a powerful jaw. It roamed the land long before the T-Rex and loved to hunt.

Can you imagine how an Allosaurus might sound when it roars?


Create an “Allosaurus Footprint Trail”. Using chalk or cut-out paper, draw or place large dinosaur footprints in a path. Walk, hop, or jump from one footprint to another, imagining you’re following an Allosaurus. How big were its steps? How fast do you think it could run? This fun activity will help you…



Matthew Murrie

Author of The Book of What If…?, Founder of What If Curiosity, and Creator of Curiosity-Based Thinking and Curiosity-Based Learning, turning ideas into actions.