A taste of my own… if you start it finish it philosophy. Waaaaay delayed!!! Well, it keeps you humble. Enjoy!
Edit: For a video that is current check out this video to hear how this dinosaur got its name. Thanks to the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
I must admit our 2013-2014 school year has been light on the dinosaurs. It just seems like learning to read and external forces have held us at bay… but no longer! We are planning to go up to AT LEAST 2 a week if not back to our original 5. This means LOTS of hunting for mommy for those more obscure dinosaurs. But first… the Pachyrhinosaurus.
This Cretaceous period herbivore was found in what is now Alberta and Alaska. Believed to have moved in herds, it was a rather unintelligent dinosaur with less hearing and scent capabilities. Being a plant eater its teeth were constantly worn down and replaced and included cheek teeth. Without brow or nasal bones this 4 legged dinosaur had a rather unique look. Definitely a traditional plant eater though!
Our video today was from the documentary March of the Dinosaurs. (part 5) All thanks to Clubpenguindino.
And now for our links. Sadly we are finding less links now that we are going more obscure but they ARE helpful nonetheless.
WOO pictures and everything on this flash from the past! Enjoy my leap back in time to look at dinosaurs while I prep the next deep and involved post… or get my bum in gear and finish December!
Now we chose our dinosaurs slightly differently… by looking at Dinosaur Train episodes this time round. Lambeosaurus was featured in the episode New Neighbours/Don’s Collection (Season 4, Episode 3) available for free watching (with Prime) on Amazon HERE. Our duck-billed, crested herbivore runs on two legs through the Cretaceous period. Found in the Woodlands of North America it is potentially the largest of the hadrosaurs to date.
We honestly didn’t look for other videos as the kids were very pleased with the Dinosaur Train one. I am sure there are more if you google it!
Found in South America, the Carnotaurus had a rather intimidating visage. The flesh eating bull had dangerous horns on its head and a yen for meat. Found in the Cretaceous period, this carnivore had near useless front arms and hands but powerful legs. Though there HAS been some debate as to what it DID eat… with both carnivore and herbivore teeth.
We found this dinosaur in our book
But, onto the videos… and we have an ADORABLE one that we had to watch TWICE! You will have to go TO youTube to see this animated short HERE. Our second video was much shorter…
There was also an interesting RADIO piece about our carnivore with CBC.ca (back to my roots)… Quirks and Quarks… a show I used to listen to with my dad as a child! You can listen in HERE.