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Dinosaurs Printable(** for Premium Members only)
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.
“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 on site and off site.
“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
“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 is a free smart-phone app for on-the-road learning and fun.
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Dinosaurs Wikipedia Printable
Printable Dinosaur Word Search
Dinosaurs Quiz and Worksheet
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“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” ~~ Neil Armstrong ~~ (born August 5, 1930) American astronaut and first person to set foot on the Moon. Wonder leads to knowledge; click the link to discover lots more quotes about knowledge.
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