My Very Own Dinosaur
Which is your favourite dinosaur from the Dinosaur Land box?
Have you noticed that dinosaur names end with the suffix -saurus? The giant fossils of dinosaurs reminded scientists of bones from lizards. This is why they used the Greek word sauros, which means "lizard" to name the dinosaurs.
Since then, we now know that dinosaurs were not really giant lizards. They are in fact, ancestors of birds. However, they still have their original names. Now, let's create your very own dinosaur and name it after you!
Exploring AR - Fighting a Dinosaur
Making Colourful Dino Eggs
Make your own Pterodactyl
Create your own flying Pterodactyl in this extension activity for the Dinosaur Land Box.
Did you know: The Pterodactyl is known as the flying dinosaur, but it really is a flying reptile!
Birds on the other hand, are modern day dinosaurs descended from the theropods (a group of meat-eating dinosaurs).