Dinosaurs are so cool.
Do you want to know more about them?
Well, explore the activities that I've linked
to this page dedicated to these extinct creatures.
How did they move?
What did they eat?
How did they care for their young?
What defenses did they use against predators?
Where did they live?
What did they look like?
How come they're not around anymore?
What does a dinosaur look like?
Take a look at these collections of drawings and
find your favorite dinosaur
1. Check out this extensive A-Z list of dinosaur
drawings and artwork: search4dinosaurs.com
2. Look at this A-Z list of dinosaur drawings &
3. See the dinosaur artwork by Josef Moravek: prehistory.com
4. Visit the Dino
Directory to learn more about your dinosaur.
Do you want to read some books
Read these cool electronic books about dinosaurs.
The Dinosaur Ate the Mailbox (by Ben Orlando)
Back Through Time with Dinosaurs (by J. R. Blueford)
3. A dinosaur bone disappears at The
Night at the Museum (tumblebooks.com)
is a unique story about friendship
5. Read the "The
World of Fossils" (future of world.com)
6. Dinosaur ABC
book (Children's Museum)
Do you want to learn more about
Visit these websites and you're sure to become an
1. Play with this sticker
book to create your own dinosaur land (I know that.com)
2. Make a fossil
of a dinosaur, young scientist (Wonderville in Canada)
3. Play around at Dinosaur Playground
4. Help your dinosaur grow at Big
5. Make your own dinosaur park at Dino
6. Play five cool games to teach your more about
dinosaurs at Dinosphere.
the dots of this T-rex to see what he looks like.
8. Color any of 82
dinosaurs (Enchanted Learning.com)
9. Color a mom and baby
10. Is the T-rex a Predator
11. Are dinosaurs extinct? Or, are birds
the direct descendants of dinosaurs? Here is a video
interview with some scientists explaining how they found proteins in old
dinosaur bones that is closely the same as that found in modern chickens.
12. What killed
the dinosaurs? Find out. (pbs.org)
through time at this website to see what life on earth was like long ago.
14. Discover dinosaurs in the Gobi
Desert (American Museum of Natural History.org)
15. Participate in a virtual dinosaur dig in Wyoming
16. Can you find
the dinosaurs? There are six to find. (count on.org)
the dinosaur bones in Brazil, Egypt, or Greenland. (st3v0.com)
18. Check out four years of photos
from this New Mexico excavation site (state museum.org)
19. Build a dinosaur with bones:
three levels of play (Discovery Channel)
20. Can you put the dinosaur bones
together (Children's Museum)
21. Make your own movie
about dinosaur bones
22. What kind of dinosaur are you?
23. Show your skills by matching the name
with the dinosaur
24. Would you like to see some fossilized dinosaur teeth?
has listed some cool facts about dinosaurs (the pixel movement.com)
26. Learn more about dinosaurs at Big
Dinos Return (UC Berkely)
27. Learn about five dinosaurs
28. The Albertosaurus
(Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada)
29. 15 Questions about dinosaurs
30. Would you like to know more
about dinosaurs? Their legs, teeth, horns, necks...
31. When did dinosaurs live on earth? Watch this timeline
for when dinosaurs roamed the planet and how the continents separated from one
continent (pangea) to form seven separate contintents.
32. For a list of aquatic
reptiles, go to this website.
33. If dinosaurs could talk... Listen to these audio
clips describing your dinosaur
34. Do you know your dinosaur? Look at these silhouettes
to see if you do.
35. Listen to real paleontologists
talk about their work with dinosaur bones
Learn about dinosaurs with the
1. Explore 20 dinosaurs with this interactive
journey: meet the dinosaurs, explore how their bodies worked, compare their
bodies to your body, and more:
2. Watch several videos
3. Explore this dinosaur guide
your knowledge of dinosaurs in this quiz
How much do you know about
Take these quizzes to see if you're truly a
Planet quiz (Discovery Channel: Exploration Network)
3. Go Kids has a dinosaur
quiz for you. You can visit dinosaurs, a farm, the Vikings, and more
4. Take this Dinosaur
quiz (Meadow Lane Elementary School, New England)
5. Here are 10 questions about dinosaurs
6. 10 more questions about dinosaurs
7. 10 questions about dinosaurs
(American Museum of Natural History)
Smarts quiz (National Geographic 4 Kids)
9. Who dung
it? A quiz on dino poop
or Make-believe quiz
11. 12 question Quiz
Do you want to laugh?
Visit these webistes and you're sure to laugh and
giggle at their silliness.
1. What did dinosaurs eat?
Click on this link to find out (and you might laugh too).
2. Dinosaur jokes
Who are the most famous
dinosaurs of all time?
a real T-rex skeleton
2. Dino: a fictitious anmated dinosaur from
"The Flintstones" cartoon
3. Godzilla: a fictitious movie T-rex in
4. The "Jurassic Park" movie dinosaurs
Student websites about dinosaurs
1. Mrs. Joelson's class facts about the T-rex
from 2nd graders (South Side Elementary School in Illinois). The third story
is entitled "My Dinosaur"
3. A story by Kevin, a student: "Future
Dinosaur" by second-grader Jennifer Garland (Effingham, Illinois)
Thinkquest dinosaur websites
(made by kids)
Rampage (2001 winner)
(2004) en espanol
Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth (2003)
Glimpse of the Past (2002)
and more (2000)
Big and Small (1999)
the Most and the Least (1999)
dinosaurs & flying reptiles
(a pterosaur = flying reptile, not a dinosaur)
(a flying or gliding dinosaur)
More websites to explore
non-profit organizations (.org)
Dinosaurs: A world Treasure (Carnegie Museum of Natural History)
Fossils, New Discoveries (American Museum of Natural History)
Dinosaur Museum (Blanding, Utah)
Dig (San Diego Natural History Museum)
commercial websites (.com)
of dinosaurs (T-rex, Brontosaurs, Stegosaurus, Tricertatops, Pteradactyls)
government websites (.gov)
school websites: Kindergarten
through 12th grade (.k12)
college websites (.edu)
more about dinosaurs
How many species of dinosaurs are there?
About 700 different species of dinosaurs have been named. If you want to see
list & short description of each type of dinosaur, then visit this
What kinds of dinosaurs are there?
You could divide dinosaurs into three categories: carnivores, herbivores, and
omnivores. Or, you coud divide them into two groups: those with a pelvis that
points backwards and those with a pelvis that points forwards.
What is the biggest dinosaur? Well,
herbivore is a tie between the Argentinosaurus & the Sauroposeidon. The
biggest carnivore is the Spinoraurus. The biggest pterosaur is
the Quetzalcoatlus. The biggest plesiosaur is the Liopleurodon.
What is the smallest dinosaur? Well,
herbivore a tie between the Microceratops. The smallest carnivore
is the Microraptor. The smallest aquatic reptile is the Lariosaurus.
Are any descendants of dinosaurs living today? Yes,
birds descended from the two-legged carnivores, theropods.
Were there any flying reptiles? No.
Pterasaurs are not considered dinosaurs. They lived alongside dinosaurs, but
were not considered dinosaurs or birds.
When did dinosaurs become extinct? About
65,000,000 years ago, dinosaurs died out. Why? Scientists think that it
had to do with an asteroid impacting the earth, volcanoes erupting and
polluting the air, a drastic change in the climate.,
firestorms that devestated plantlife, and tsunamis swamping the land. Or not.
There is disagreement
about this issue among scientists as they look at the fossil record.