Extinct means that a species of animals has completely disappeared from the Earth. In recent years, we have seen a number of animals across the globe join a list of endangered species serving as a warning sign that without help, these animals could become extinct. You have probably heard about a famous species of animals that is now completely extinct -- the dinosaurs. Much of what we know about dinosaurs today and why they went extinct is because of the fossils they left behind. Fossils give paleontologists clues as to how animals lived, what they ate, the climates they lived in and what caused them to die out. In this box, kids will learn the three main theories of what caused the dinosaurs extinction and create their own fossil eggs to practice being a paleontologist.
We're excited to announce that this box received a little make-over! We have a new book, Dinosaur Lady, which is about Mary Anning, the very first paleontologist. We've also added a new activity - dinosaur fossil eggs.
PROJECT: Build a theories of extinction diorama; erupt a volcano; make dinosaur fossil eggs.
Book: Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers
(Also check out When Sue Found Sue and Don't Let Them Disappear in our Books Section!)
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