Where and When Did Dinosaurs Live?
ES3008  Dinosaur Days

  !   Follow the links below to investigate the dinosaur whose name you wrote down in question 2. Gather information from several sources to learn how this dinosaur would spend a day.

Dinopedia at Jurassic Park Institute
Triceratops at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Dino Directory at the UK Natural History Museum
T. rex, Sue, at the Field Museum of Natural History
Fact Files at Walking with Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Database

3. Prepare a case study of a day in the life of your dinosaur. Be sure to include the following:

  • the time frame in which your dinosaur lived
  • the type of food it ate
  • its closest relatives
  • the most common places to find its fossils
  • the environmental setting during the time it lived
  • at least three characteristics that make this dinosaur unique

4. Share your report with others and compile the information about other dinosaurs into the table on your answer sheet.

5. Could a Tyrannosaurus rex have eaten a Stegosaurus for lunch? Why or why not?

6. On a separate sheet of paper, draw a timeline for the dinosaurs in the table.

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