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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

The Dinosauria

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

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

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

Dinosaur illustrations

Showcases a wide range of dinosaur illustrations.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

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

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


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

Suggested level: primary, intermediate


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

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

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

The Smithsonian's guide to dinosaurs

Comprehensive guide to dinosaur species, including interactive activities.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary


Britannica Online School Edition provides information on countries of the world.  School login (username and password) is required

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

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)

Dinosaur across the desert. Movies2You. Youtube.3.01

Dinosaur the attack. Movies2You. Youtube. 3.05