Monday, September 27

Facts about Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Facts 

I would Like to share some facts about dinosaurs with you.

Facts about Dinosaurs:

1. Dinosaurs, the magnificent creatures of the past, were a diverse group of reptiles that roamed the Earth millions of years ago.

2. The term "dinosaur" was coined by English naturalist Sir Richard Owen in 1842. It is derived from the Greek words "deinos," which means fearfully great, and "sauros," which means lizard.

3. Dinosaur fossils, evidence of the ancient and colossal creatures that once roamed the Earth, have been unearthed on every continent. There are seven continents.

4. Approximately 66 million years ago, all non-avian dinosaurs, unrelated to birds, became extinct.

5. Scientists have identified an estimated 700 different species of extinct dinosaurs.

6. Modern birds are classified as dinosaurs because they have a common ancestor with non-avian dinosaurs.

7. Paleontologists study dinosaur fossils, which include bones, teeth, footprints, tracks, eggs, and skin impressions. Modern paleontologists use advanced imaging technology, such as CT scans and biomechanics, to understand dinosaur movement.

8. Early discoveries inspired legends and fairy tales, as people imagined these bones belonged to giants or monsters.

9. Dinosaurs appeared approximately 250 to 200 million years ago during the Triassic Period. Not all dinosaurs lived during the same geological period; some lived during the Jurassic or Cretaceous periods.

What is your all-time favorite dinosaur movie? 

List of movies for dinosaur enthusiasts:

1. The Good Dinosaur

2. Dinosaur Train: Dinosaur Big City

3. The Land Before Time

4. Barney's Great Adventure: The Movie

5. Bob The Builder: Big Dino Dig

6. Dinosaur

7. The Flintstones

8. Toy Story

Please ensure these movies are child-friendly/age-appropriate before letting your children watch them.

List of books for the dinosaur book reader:

1. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen

2. Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur? by Bonnie Worth

3. Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff

4. Tea Rex by Molly Idle

5. How to Catch a Dinosaur by Adam Wallace

6. Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman

Please be sure that these books are age-appropriate for your children.

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