Category Archives for "Paleontology"

Jul 14

Mold and Cast Fossils

| Grade School

Our fossil unit is all about learning how fossils form, where we can find them, and turning into paleontologists. Part of that is getting our hands dirty, carefully digging up fossils. Another part is making those fossils to dig up! For this, we looked at mold and cast fossils that can easily be made out of […]

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Oct 19

Supersonic Dinosaurs

| Engineering

For almost 20 years some scientists have claimed it wasn’t Chuck Yaeger who was the first living thing to travel faster than the speed of sound. Who did they propose was the first? Supersonice Dinosaurs. Well, their tails at least. The Apatosaurus was between 70 and 90 feet long, with their tail taking up more than […]

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Jul 29

Tyrannosaur Teeth in your Kitchen Drawer

| Biology

Chomping through Prey. Tyrannosaurs belong to a group of meat eating dinosaurs called theropods. Theropods ate pretty much anything with meat. Insectivores, herbivores and even other carnivores. All that meat means lots of bone. How did they chomp through bone?   Teeth! They are very much in style! Tyrannosaur teeth were tough. Real tough. That’s […]

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