What happened to the dinosaurs?

What happened to the dinosaurs?

For over 160 million years, Earth was populated by dinosaurs, making them one of the most successful groups of animals ever to have lived on this planet.

Is it true that they were slow moving, lumbering and therefore bound for extinction? Fossil clues have been uncovered that show this might not be true.

There were meat eating species (such as Tyrannosaurus rex like Stan) and plant eating species. Some were very large, many were smaller than humans. Over a thousand species of dinosaur have been identified from fossil remains, but how did such a successful and diverse group of animals become extinct?

Complete the tasks and join the many investigators searching for the truth.



Things to think about

  • What might have happened to threaten the survival of dinosaurs?
  • What was the relationship between meat eating and plant eating dinosaurs?
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