Dinosaurs
Few subjects in the Earth sciences are as fascinating to the public as dinosaurs. The study
of dinosaurs stretches our imaginations, gives us new perspectives on time and space,
and invites us to discover worlds very different from our modern
Earth.  Dinosaurs were the
biggest animals to ever walk this
Earth, and their stories excite the imagination of kids of all
ages.
Dinosaurs have long been extinct, but the creativity of a child is so great that it can be
benefited even by learning of a creature that walked the Earth millions of years ago.

From a scientific viewpoint, however, the study of dinosaurs is important both for
understanding the causes of past major extinctions of land animals and for understanding
the changes in biological diversity caused by previous geological and climatic changes of
the Earth. These changes are still occurring today. A wealth of new information about
dinosaurs has been learnt over the past 30 years, and science's old ideas of dinosaurs as
slow, clumsy beasts have been totally turned around. This pamphlet contains answers to
some frequently asked questions about dinosaurs, with current ideas and evidence to
correct some long-lived popular misconceptions. Although much has been discovered
recently about dinosaurs, there is still a great deal more to learn about our planet and its
ancient inhabitants.

Of all the creatures that have walked this Earth, few have captured our imagination and fed
our desire for knowledge like the dinosaurs have.

The prehistoric world of the dinosaurs is both strange and exciting. Many things were very
different from what you see today. Some dinosaurs stood taller than buildings, and others
weighed as much as your entire family put together. Some dinosaurs were small enough to
fit in your backpack.

Some would not hesitate to eat you on the spot if they were hungry. Others spent all day
chomping on ferns and other plants. The one kind of dinosaur that never existed was a dull
dinosaur!  
Dinosaurs Totally Explained

There is so much to know about dinosaurs.
What is a dinosaur?
How is it different from animals today?
Are there any dinosaurs living now?
Where did dinosaurs live?
What did they eat?
What did they look like?
Why are they gone?
How do we know about dinosaurs?
Were other animals living at the time of the dinosaurs?
How did dinosaurs get their food?
Did dinosaurs sleep?
How did dinosaurs move?
How did dinosaurs protect themselves?
Did dinosaurs fight?
Could dinosaurs swim?
How big is a baby dinosaur?
Were dinosaurs poisonous?

All About Dinosaurs
How to Draw a Dinosaur
A to Z Of Dinosaurs - PDF Picture Cards
Sight Word Cards - New Words Flash Cards PDF 14 pp
Dinosaurs Colouring Book PDF
Reptiles of the Earth Crossword Answer Key
Reptiles of the Sea Crossword   Answer Key
Reptiles of the Sky Crossword    Answer Key

Try our Interactive Crosswords
Ancient Reptiles of the Air        Printable Version        Answer Key
Ancient Reptiles of the Sea      Printable Version        Answer Key
Ancient Reptiles of the Earth        Printable Version        Answer Key

Each section below has its own set of printables and information.

Tyrannosaurus Rex
Stegosaurus
Allosaurus
Apatosaurus
Pterosaurs
Triceratops
Plesiosaur
Ichthyosaur
Pachycephalosaurus
Velociraptor
Herrerasaurus
Ankylosaurus
Iguanodon
Brontosaurus

Reptiles of the Air
Reptiles of the Sea

Special thanks to:
U.S. Department of Education, Office of
Communications and Outreach,
Helping Your Child Learn Science,
Washington, D.C., 2005.
AND
http://edc2.usgs.gov
Wikipedia Junior
US Dept of Ed - School yard
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