[Surfnetkids: 21 Nov 2012] Dinosaurs



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#1. November 21, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I am home! Our 25-day Asia trip was utterly amazing. More about that in upcoming updates. But enough about me. I hope my east-coast readers are safe and have had a speedy recovery from Hurricane Sandy. It’s hard to grasp the size of the disaster, and the number of people who lost homes, power and/or heat. My heart goes out to you.

I also send wishes of peace and safety to my readers in Israel and Gaza. I pray for the wisdom of our leaders and that the people of Gaza will one day get the peace-loving leadership they deserve.

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#2. Dinosaurs

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/dinosaurs.htm

Dinosaurs Printable (** for premium members only)
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Named from two Greek words meaning “terrible lizard,” dinosaurs first appeared about 220 million years ago, and then disappeared rather suddenly 63 million years ago. Dinosaurs capture our imagination in many different ways. Their tremendous size, their fearsome looks, and the mystery of their extinction are but a few of the dinosaur wonders worth pondering.

Dino Buzz
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“To be truthful, the unfortunate fact about the popularity of dinosaurs is that the science that it is based on occasionally is obscured by the fantasy that surrounds it.” From the Museum of Palenotology at the University of California, Berkeley, Dino Buzz dispels some common myths and explores dinosaur debates such as What Killed the Dinosaurs? and Hot Blooded or Cold Blooded? They also include a handful of excellent links to resources both onsite and offsite.

Dinosauria
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“The term ‘Dinosauria’ was invented by Sir Richard Owen in 1842 to describe these ‘fearfully great reptiles,’ specifically Megalosaurus, Iguanodon, and Hylaeosaurus, the only three dinosaurs known at the time.” Start with “things to keep in mind about dinosaurs” to learn a few facts that may surprise you. For example, most dinosaur experts consider birds to be dinosaurs, and popular culture confuses the subject further by calling “everything big and dead” a dinosaur.

PBS Kids: Dinosaur Train
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“Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology.” Join Buddy and his adopted dinosaur family as you learn interesting things about paleontology and life science. In addition to the website, there are three free iPhone apps ( in the parents’ section) for on-the-road learning and fun.

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

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Dinosaurs Printable

Dinosaurs Wikipedia Printable
Dinosaurs Printable

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#4. Related Games

Dinosaur Games
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Dinosaur Coloring Pages
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