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Dinosaurs. By: Bridget DeLaurentis & Katie Colletti . Do you know where Dinosaurs came from???. The word Dinosaur comes from the Greek language and it means “terrible lizard”. The First Dinosaurs evolved in the middle to late Triassic period.

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dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

By: Bridget DeLaurentis

& Katie Colletti

do you know where dinosaurs came from
Do you know where Dinosaurs came from???
  • The word Dinosaur comes from the Greek language and it means “terrible lizard”.
  • The First Dinosaurs evolved in the middle to late Triassic period.
  • Dinosaurs lived on earth until 65 million years ago when mass extinction occurred.
  • The only dinosaurs we know about are the ones that left fossil remains.
  • A person that studies dinosaurs in known as a Palentologist.
tyrannosaurus rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • The abbreviation for Tyrannosaurus Rex is T-Rex.
  • The T-Rex lived in the area of the Earth that now makes up western north America.
  • T-Rex walked on two legs.
  • The T-Rex had very small arms, but they were extremley powerful.
  • They lived around 66 million years ago.
  • The skull of a T-Rex measured up to five feet long!
spinosaurus
Spinosaurus
  • The name Spinosaurus means “spine lizard”
  • The first fossils of the Spinosaurus were found in Egypt around 1910.
  • The Spinosaurus was larger than the T-Rex.
  • The Spinosaurus had a long thin skull.
  • The Spinosaurus had a spine that grew over five feet tall!
carnotaurus
Carnotaurus
  • Carnotaurus means “meat eating bull”.
  • Carnotaurus lived around 66 million years ago.
  • Carnotaurus lived in an area of south America.
  • Unlike other dinosaurs, Carnoraurus’ eyes faced forward.
  • Carnotaurus had very small arms and fingers that did not move.
velociraptor
Velociraptor
  • Velociraptor means “swift seizer”.
  • Velociraptor lived around 73 million years ago.
  • The Velociraptors were around the size of a turkey. A fully grown one was 6 feet in length and weighted up to 33 pounds.
  • The first Velociraptor fossil was found in the Mongolian Gobi Desert in 1922.
time to watch a dinosaur video
Time to watch a Dinosaur video!!
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JULG6mO9mWI
question time
Question time!
  • How do you think some Dinosaurs stayed alive??
resources
Resources
  • http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/dinosaurbasics/a/dinosaur-facts.htm
  • http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/dinosaurs.html
  • http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/dinosaurs/velociraptor.html
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