Tag Archive | Jurassic

Archaeopteryx

OK NOW I am finally FINALLY posting some of the last Dino pages from waaaaaaaay back when. Oh dear!!! Seriously though, humble pie and showing my kids that if I started it I FINISH IT!!!!

Here I am FINALLY going back to posting these dinosaur pages… Poor Emanuel exhausted my supply of the easy to research ones ages ago and these posts fell to the wayside. BUT I am committed to post it all. So hopefully someone else can have an easier time finding these gems! Enjoy!

Apparently there IS a dinosaur that is commonly known as the bridge between dinosaurs and birds… well for the most part… and that dinosaur is the Archaeopteryx. This feathered dinosaur from the Jurassic period was found in Germany and while it looks rather birdlike still has dinosaur “bits” like teeth and basic bone structure. They probably flew… badly, may have lived in the trees, were not that large (pigeon) and ate bugs and small critters… Quite the interesting bridge!

Now onto the videos… first we had a video off of SCI you will have to go to the site to see HERE. The second video, the one Emanuel says is THE BEST of ┬áthe day was an origami one!

And now for the list of links!

  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • UCMP HERE
  • EnchantedLearning HERE
  • Live Science HERE
  • BBC Nature HERE
  • KidsDinos.com HERE
  • Yahoo! Voices has an article HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • And our colouring page at HelloKids.com HERE

Diplodocus

And on and on we go with the dinosaurs… The Diplodocus is a popular herbivore found in the Jurassic period in the USA. With an exceptionally long neck and tail there have been skin impressions found that suggest spikes or spines along the back of this massive dinosaur. Many partial skeletons have been found to create the whole image we are familiar with.

And now onto the videos… of course we started with I’m a Dinosaur…

We join Professor Nick on a short all about the Diplodocus…

And finally watch the herd at work with a predator to boot with BBC

Now for the now familiar link list:

  • KidsDinos.com HERE
  • Science Kids HERE
  • EnchantedLearning HERE
  • ABC Dino File HERE
  • Live Science HERE
  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • The Free Resource HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • And our colouring page from Coloring-Pictures.net HERE

    Note the additional detail he noticed on other informative sites! He does so love to be exact!

    Note the additional detail he noticed on other informative sites! He does so love to be exact!

Pteranodon

Gotta love those flying dinosaurs… only not… flying LIZARDS! Potential relatives of dinosaurs AND birds! The Pteranodon is a rather LARGE version of this rather popular lizard. Found in the Cretaceous period with a diet of fish, it has been found in the USA (although a couple say Jurassic???). But enough about this intimidating fisher… onto the links and video.

We actually had TWO videos for the Pteranodon… first I’m a Dinosaur (yup running out of those)…

The second from Brookfield Zoo… Mesozoic Idol!

And now my link list… yup gonna keep the trend going!

  • Kidsdinos.com HERE
  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • Kids Encyclopedia HERE
  • TheLearningPage.com HERE
  • EnchantedLearning HERE
  • HealthStones.com HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • And of course our colouring page for this reptile who had one of the largest wingspans known was found on SheKnows HERE.

    I love how proud they are!

    I love how proud they are!