Dinosaurs by Kathleen Weidner ZoehfeldTheres nothing more fascinating than dinosaurs. In this Level 1 reader, youngsters learn all about the terrifying giants that once roamed the Earth—maybe even as close as their own backyard! Theyll be wowed by new information and eye-popping illustrations from National Geographic, a trusted source of childrens nonfiction content.
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Dinosaur Facts and Worksheets
Dinosaurs were animals that lived million years ago. Some dinosaurs were more like reptiles while others were more bird-like. Although many creatures are sometimes called dinosaurs, dinosaurs did not fly or live in the ocean. What did they eat? Most dinosaurs lived off of plants, but some were carnivores and ate meat.
When scientists talk about dinosaurs they mean a special kind of creature that lived on land during the Triassic, Jurassic, or Cretaceous period , many millions of years ago. A lot of people say "dinosaur" when they mean any prehistoric creature, such as sea creatures or pterodactyls. The only dinosaurs we can know about are the ones that leave fossil remains, but fossilisation is an extremely rare process. We have lots of fossil evidence for the late Jurassic and late Cretaceous dinosaurs, but long stretches of geologic time, across various continents, remain unaccounted for. It would be surprising, though, if palaeontologists scientists who explore prehistoric times discovered an entirely new and unclassifiable type of dinosaur, since most dinosaur families have been well sorted out. About three billion years ago the Earth was very different from the way it is today. The continents were not yet formed and the only living things were a few simple plants.
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Check out our interesting facts about dinosaurs. All the information and pictures you need to learn all about dinos. You probably know there are different types of dinosaurs. Meat eaters, dinosaurs from different times and places. And different scientific classifications. Take a look at some of the different types of dinosaurs. Find out what happened to them!
Dinosaur Facts for Kids. Enjoy our fun dinosaur facts for kids and learn about everything from the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex to the enormous Diplodocus. While dinosaurs came a long time before us humans, fossils and modern technology have helped us piece together what dinosaurs may have looked like and even how they might have behaved. Read on for a wide range of cool dinosaur facts that are perfect for kids. The word was coined by English paleontologist Richard Owen in and was meant to refer to Dinosaurs impressive size rather than their scary appearance. Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for over million years, from the Triassic period around million years ago through the Jurassic period and until the end of the Cretaceous period around 65 million years ago. The time period from million years ago until around 65 million years ago is known as the Mesozoic Era.
Our earth is 4. Dinosaurs were land-living reptiles which inhabited the planet millions of years ago. They are a group of extinct reptiles that lived between the Triassic about million years ago and the end of the Cretaceous 66 million years ago. As the dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, we can now see their skeletons in museums. The knowledge we have of dinosaurs is derived from the fossils that have been found on every continent. Over the years and with the help of technology scientists have created realistic simulations of these amazing creatures.