Why do we find dinosaurs so fascinating? We love to learn their names, look at pictures of how we imagine they looked, and daydream about that time in the deep past when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Maybe it’s something about paleontologists’ treasure hunt for fossils, or the way our ideas about the dinosaurs keep changing as people make new discoveries and come up with better theories. Maybe it’s just because some of them are so big, or because they have such scary teeth. Whatever the reason, many people love to learn about dinosaurs. The internet is just loaded with dinosaur websites, and it can be hard to find the good ones mixed in with all the rest. What makes a website good? I think a good website should be fun and easy to use, but also have reliable facts and information. Librarians love looking for such sites, so here are some dinosaur ones for you to explore. Enjoy!
Dinosaur Science, Facts, and Fun
What really happened to the dinosaurs, anyway? Why can’t I see a diplodocus out my window? Science News for Students answers this question for me with clarity and a lot of great vocabulary words!
Watch, Listen, and Learn
What do you know about dinosaurs? Do you think you know the five most important things? Watch this 18 minute video from the smart people at SciShow Kids and find out.
Not just one video, this is a collection of 15! Start with the first one, “Dinosaur Basics.” Also check out the tabs toward the top of the page – there are some great links and online games for you to dig into.