Aqua Class - Dinosaurs and Fossils

Date: 12th Jan 2017 @ 4:20pm

Our topic is about Dinosaurs and Fossils. This blog is available for you to share interesting facts about Dinosaurs and Fossils. For example, did you know that the first dinosaur to be formally named was the Megalosaurus, back in 1824?

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Chloe W wrote:

The largest dinosaurs such as the Brachiosaurus and Apatosaurus were actually herbivores (plant eaters).

Chloe

Amy Palmer wrote:

I didn't know that. Very interesting Chloe.

Amy Palmer wrote:

I didn't know that. Very interesting Chloe.

Amy Palmer wrote:

The largest dinosaur was Argentinosaurus!

Amy Palmer wrote:

I didn't know that. Very interesting Chloe.

Caitlin Jones wrote:

And the Wannanosaurus was the smallest herbivore.

Caitlin Jones wrote:

And the Wannanosaurus was the smallest herbivore

Oliver Lightley wrote:

I didn't know that.

Gabriella Morelis wrote:

I never knew that !!!!!!

Jasmin Morrissey wrote:

Cool

Imogen Platt wrote:

I didn't know that!

Oliver L wrote:

The scientific name for dinosaur is dinosauria.

Nathan Towns wrote:

That's cool I never knew that oli

Henry Davies wrote:

That's an interesting fact.

Rose Mackenzie wrote:

I didn't know that?

Evie Salt wrote:

Fascinating.

John Murphy wrote:

I did not know that!

Gabriella Morelis wrote:

Nice !

Thomas Hollins wrote:

Nice fact Oli !

Eric K wrote:

The longest dinosaur name is, Micropachycephalosaurus. This means "tiny thick-headed lizard".

Eric

Rebecca H wrote:

There have been over 700 types of dinosaurs identified currently.

Kayleigh Barber wrote:

Wow I never new that!

Scarlett Lawrence wrote:

WOW

Nathan T wrote:

The biggest Dinosaur was 50 meters long that's the size of 4 double decker buses.

Amy P wrote:

A close relationship between birds and dinosaurs was first proposed in the 19th century after the discovery of the primitive bird Archaeopteryx.

Scientists now think that birds are a group of theropod dinosaurs that evolved during the Mesozoic Era.

Amy P wrote:

A close relationship between birds and dinosaurs was first proposed in the 19th century after the discovery of the primitive bird Archaeopteryx.

Scientists now think that birds are a group of theropod dinosaurs that evolved during the Mesozoic Era.

Rhea K wrote:

66 million years ago most dinosaur groups became extinct.
Dinosaurs are represented on every continent by fossil remains.

Eric K wrote:

Did you know that the Dilophosaurus could spit goo out of there flap when they attack to blind the pray.

Caitlin J wrote:

The Spinosaurus was larger than the Tyrannosaurus Rex and may have been the largest carnivores dinosaur ever.

Imogen P wrote:

Unlike modern reptiles such as crocodiles and lizards, the dinosaurs stood with their legs beneath their bodies in much the same way as mammals. We also know that many of them were warm-blooded, which allowed them to be more active than modern cold-blooded reptiles.

Gabriella M wrote:

The first dinosaur to be formally named was the Megalosaurus.

Samuel Holden wrote:

I didn't know that.

Grace A wrote:

The word 'dinosaurs' means terrible lizards.

Grace

Eric K wrote:

Dinosaurs lived on all parts of the world, including Antarctica.

Eric

Grace A wrote:

The word 'dinosaurs' means terrible lizard

Jasmin M wrote:

Did you know that dinosaur eggs are over 60cm (2ft long and 20cm)8inwide.

Megan J wrote:

Baby dinosaurs grew up to five times faster than human babies! A baby sauropod dinosaur like Diplodocus was already one metre long and 30 kilograms in weight when it came out of its egg!

Henry D wrote:

It is believed that dinosaurs lived on earth until about 65 million years ago when they became extinct. There are different ideas about why they became extinct, but one is that an asteroid hit the earth and they all died out.

Rose M wrote:

The word Dinosaur actually means 'terrible lizard'.

Evie S wrote:

The fossil of a bone doesn't have any bone in it! A fossilized object has the same shape as the original object, but is chemically more like a rock.

Larissa Podmore wrote:

Wow I never knew that.

John M wrote:

Did you know the Apatasaurus is also known as the Deceptive Lizard.

Oliver A wrote:

The most common form of Stegosaurus featured four tail spikes which were used to combat carnivores.

Larissa P wrote:

Did you know the three ages of dinosaurs were the Triassic, Jurassic, cretaceous periods.

Samuel H wrote:

The Shastasaurus was the largest marine dinosaur to ever live. It lived during the Triassic period. Here it is pictured next to a human.

Kayleigh B wrote:

Dinosaurs lived on Earth for until around 65 million years ago when a mass extinction occurred.

Ryan I wrote:

Did you no that the amphicoelias is believed to have been the largest dinosaur ever to live.

Scarlett L wrote:

The first dinosaur to be formally named was the Megalosaurus, back in 1824. A person who studies dinosaurs is known as a paleontologist. Rather than being carnivores (meat eaters), the largest dinosaurs such as the Brachiosaurus and Apatosaurus were actually herbivores (plant eaters).

Scarlett Lawrence wrote:

wow

Thomas H wrote:

A person who studies dinosaurs is known as a paleontologist.

Gabriella M wrote:

Did you know Archaeopteryx means 'ancient wing'

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