Dinosaurs

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Dinosaurs roamed the world millions of years ago and included the largest ever land animals. These resources look at what they were, how they lived and why they became extinct. SCIS 1525151


BBC Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs were the dominant land animal for 160 million years, find out the reasons why.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Dinosaur


The Dinosauria

University of California Museum of Paleontology website. Includes answers to some frequently asked dinosaur questions.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/dinosaur.html


Dinosaurs Facts for Kids

Fun facts about dinosaurs for kids and learn about everything Dinosaur from ferocious Tryrannousaurus Rex to the enormous Diplodocus.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/dinosaurs.html


Dinosaur illustrations

Showcases a wide range of dinosaur illustrations.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
search4dinosaurs.com/index.html


Discovery Channel's guide to dinosaurs

All you need to know about dinosaurs from when and where they lived and what they ate, to the latest discoveries. Includes videos.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
dsc.discovery.com/dinosaurs/


DK Find out

DK Find out is a safe and rich site providing facts, ideas and resources on an array of topics including a range of dinosaurs and fossils.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.dkfindout.com/uk/search/dinosaurs/


Factmonster

Facts about the different eras that dinosaurs roamed the earth. Learn which era different dinosaurs came from.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.factmonster.com/dk/science/dinosaurs/era-of-the-dinosaurs.html


ManyAnswers

To discover information about dinosaurs on the school work site ManyAnswers use the search term ’dinosaurs.’

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://manyanswers.co.nz/


New Zealand dinosaurs

Explore videos of New Zealand scientists talking about our dinosaur past. Includes information on Joan Wiffen who discovered New Zealand’s first dinosaur fossil.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/search?top_search=true&SearchText=dinosaurs&x=0&y=0


The Smithsonian's guide to dinosaurs

Comprehensive guide to dinosaur species, including interactive activities.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
paleobiology.si.edu/dinosaurs/


EPIC

Britannica Online School Edition provides extensive information on dinosaurs. Includes learning and multimedia material. School log-on and password required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.tki.org.nz/epic2


Books
Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

George and the dinosaur, by Felix Hayes, 2014 (picture book)
How do dinosaurs say merry Christmas?, by Jane Yolen, 2012 (picture book)
Romans v dinosaurs on mars, by Nikalas Catlow, 2011 (fiction book)

Videos
Dinosaur across the desert. Movies2You. Youtube.3.01
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvvLsLbOWLc

Dinosaur the attack. Movies2You. Youtube. 3.05
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCjCFCYx4yg