Posted by admin | Posted in Blog | Posted on 26-06-2012
Dinosaurs are fun for kids. There’s just something about the way dinosaurs are presented that actually make kids pay attention. It’s hard to say that of Math and English for sure. Let’s face it, younger students don’t really care about math or English. Of all the subjects in school, they often cite science as their favorite subjects because of the dinosaurs. More often than not, they learn about it for one year, generally about the basics.
Dinosaurs are fierce, violent, fun to study, and many renditions of them have been made in media and film. Believe it or not, there is a lot of learning that can be done in way of dinosaurs. They provide intense insight into our history. There was a time in which dinosaurs literally ruled the world with no humans around. It is important to be able to get the education of dinosaurs out to the younger generations because it is vitally important to learn to understand the history of our world. There are many valuable resources at our disposal.
Schools only have a limited number of hours to teach particular things. Students at an early age are taught to learn the library system at an early age. Young students will have access to literature about dinosaurs at any school library. Learning outside of the classroom is fun and more kids are doing it, especially on a subject like dinosaurs.
Your Local Museum
Museums generally have a wide range of historical data on dinosaurs, especially osteology museums. Museums are stocked with professional curators that study dinosaurs as a living. The presentations and the videos they show are simply amazing. It definitely leads to a new learning experience. When given the chance, kids and their parents should check out a museum or two.
The Internet is full of good sources (and bad ones too so be careful). The Internet is easily accessible by kids of all ages so it won’t be very hard to get online and start doing some searches on what they want to learn about dinosaurs. Velociraptors, T-Rex, Stegosauruses, etc. They all have something unique about them that can be explored. Do some due diligence and find the site that works best for you. A good one is kidsdinos.com. This has a wide database of information in dinosaurs – and games, too.
There are many dinosaurs for kids that they will have fun learning about. Just give them time and they will come to enjoy all the aspects about dinosaurs that you once enjoyed.
Posted by admin | Posted in Blog | Posted on 01-04-2012
Kidsdinos.com is a great site devoted to children and their learning about dinosaurs. Kids have the opportunity to see the different species that once lived and their living habits. There are also dinosaur games that are available. It is also complete with a dinosaur timeline to see how long ago they lived and what led to their extinction. There are other online educational sites about dinosaurs. In fact there are plenty. It just takes some crafty search engine prowess to find the really good ones.
The universities in your area will likely have an anthropological department that puts on periodic exhibitions and demonstrations to the community. High schools sometimes do this, too. Regardless of what institution puts it on, there is still something interesting to see.
Dinosaurs are fun to learn about. The subject is about as kid-friendly as it gets but it doesn’t matter old we are – we still feign some kind of interest on the subject. Your child has many opportunities to learn more about dinosaurs and their lives. The only trick is finding out where you can learn of these things. It is important to keep eyes and ears open for the opportunity.
The above are just a few ways but there are plenty of options if one knows where to look. There are dinosaurs for kids at any age. With so much information out there, there is a head of knowledge to be filled.
Posted by admin | Posted in Blog | Posted on 04-03-2012
Avenues of Learning About Dinosaurs
Learning about dinosaurs was probably the most fun we had in school. We had some big imaginations back in the day, but now, we grew up. However, that’s not to say we don’t have to deprive our children of how awesome dinosaurs are. Our children, outside of history books, can learn all they want about dinosaurs. There are plenty of areas online and offline where they can go to explore. A child’s experience learning about dinosaurs should never be forgotten.
It is likely that a local museum will have exhibits that are devoted to dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. Learn about their history and their habits. See a life-size replica complete with bones and get a context for how big they can really be. Specific dinosaur exhibits constantly roll through towns. It is worth investigating when these rolling exhibits come. The exhibits don’t have to be associated with a specific museum. It could be put on by nonprofit organizations or it could be put on by universities.
Posted by admin | Posted in Blog | Posted on 03-02-2012
More Traditional Ways to Learn
- Your school library is a great place to go and talk with someone who can help you on your quest to be a T-rex master! Not only that, if you are friendly you might be able to get your science teacher to meet with you and the librarian so that they can both help you in your search for knowledge. The Internet is great, but these guys care about you! So they are going to do their best to make sure you have what you need.
- Local libraries and museums are also excellent ways to learn more. Libraries tend to be linked to each other so you will have a wider access to material. Museums, of course, have the life size models that we all want to see. There, you can see first hand models and simulations of what it would be like to have lived back in the day of the dinosaur. It is hard to imagine something so big walking on land!
However you decide to do it, keep your dreams alive. There are a lot of great places and groups of people to meet that just love to talk about and relive the days before man ruled the earth. Keep an eye out, talk to your teachers, parents, and anyone else that will listen and you’ll find the time spent was definitely worth it.
Posted by admin | Posted in Blog | Posted on 02-01-2012
Dinosaurs may be the coolest things since sliced bread for anybody stuck in a history or biology class and just cant seem to connect with the teacher. Dinosaurs lived and still occupy a world of their own, one in which your imagination can still reign king. This is a place where huge Tyrannosaurus Rex chase Kronosuarus for a meal, and Veloceraptors and Troodons hunt prey with incredible prowess.
Places to Learn about Dinosaurs
If you find that your fancy has been tickled but just don’t quite know where to start, the Internet is a perfect place! Following are a few websites that you can check out that should have some great games and articles to keep you moving in the right direction.
- www.kidsdigsinos.com – This site was built and is run by a very cool kid, Sam. Same LOVES dinos and has spent a lot of time putting together a great history and description of many, many dinosaurs and the places they come from. Of course, Sam’s favorites are the predators so you can expect a lot of cool info on the Velociraptor and other less know predatory dinos.
- www.kidsdinos.com – This site is awesome for a few reasons. Even though it is made for a little younger crowd (3+ yrs) it still covers a lot of good knowledge and doesn’t stop there. As well as having games and studies about dinosaurs and their era’s, the site also offers games and instruction on a lot of other areas of interest. If you like biology, astronomy, physics, and the like then this site is for you.
- www.kids-dinosaurs.com – Last but certainly not least, these guys go straight for the meat of the matter. They aren’t interested in telling you about the ecology or environment, they are going to tell you pound for pound who the best fighters of the day were. They break each dinosaur covered down by height, weight, what they eat and how they got it. If you want the wrestling website of the dino world, this is the one for you!
Posted by admin | Posted in Blog | Posted on 20-12-2011
Academy of Natural Sciences- Philadelphia, PA
The Dinosaur Hall at the Academy of Natural Sciences houses more than 30 species of fossils. Half of those fossils are actually full skeletal mounts. One of the biggest attractions at the museum for children is The Big Dig. The Big Dig is a replica of the New Mexico Badland, which was a dig that was near the end of the Age of Dinosaurs. The children will put on goggles, get their chisel and brush and become a paleontologist. Once the kids are done at The Big Dig, they can venture over to the Fossil Prep Lab. At the Fossil Prep Lab the children can observe real paleontologist at work. Not only can you observe what they are doing, but you are more than welcomed to ask questions, and they will be happy to give you the best answer possible. Some of the dinosaur species found at the Academy of Natural Sciences are:
- Tyrannosaurs rex
- Torosaurus, and many more
Thanksgiving Point- Lehi, UT
The Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point, is where they house their collection of dinosaur bones. Here they have over 120 skeletons, hundreds of fossils, and 63 interactive
exhibits. The Museum of Ancient Life is the world’s largest permanent exhibit of ancient life. There are four halls in the building that cover all of the dinosaur exhibits that they have. The museum also has a 3D theater. In the theater they will watch documentaries on a screen that is almost six stories high. The Museum of Ancient Life also host sleepovers for the children, and lots of crafts, like making your own fossil replicas.
Dinosaur Journey Museum- Fruita, CO
The Dinosaur Journey Museum is perfect for little ones because it is a hands-on interactive museum. This museum includes:
- A simulated earthquake ride
- Paleontology displays
- A library reading area about dinosaurs
- Laboratory where dinosaur bones are prepared for display
- Sandbox to make your own dinosaur tracks
- A quarry site where you can uncover dinosaur bones
WARNING: the quarry site for the kids to uncover dinosaur bones is made with crushed walnut shells. So if your child has any allergies to nuts, you may not want to take them here just to be safe. The Dinosaur Journey Museum has realistic robotic reconstructions of Dilophosaurus, Utahraptor, Triceratops, and the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The also exhibit full size cast skeletal mounts of a Camarasaurus, Mymoorapelta, Allosaurus, Velociraptor, Camptosaurus, Othnielia, and Stegosaurus. This museum also has a little theater that shows a short Discovery Channel film on dinosaurs. Your little ones are more than likely to enjoy this interactive museum.
Posted by admin | Posted in Blog | Posted on 20-11-2011
American Museum of Natural History-New York, NY
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums. You can find the dinosaurs in the Fossil Hall. The American Museum of Natural History is home to the world’s largest collection of vertebrate fossils. The majority of the fossils are kept away from the general public, but about 600 specimens are on view. Some of the specimens on exhibit are:
- Tyrannosaurs Rex
Right now until January 2, 2012, the museum has a special exhibit up called the World’s Largest Dinosaurs. This exhibit gives people insight of how some of the largest dinosaurs lived. It answers the questions about how they would move, eat and breath, going beyond the fossils. This exhibit has interactive learning and at the end they show you how dinosaurs were discovered through a replica digging site.
The Wyoming Dinosaur Center- Thermopolis, WY
The Wyoming Dinosaur Center has been named the number one dinosaur museum in the united states by America’s Best and top Ten. This museum has over 30 mounted dinosaurs. It also includes a preparation laboratory and hundreds of dioramas and displays. The Wyoming Dinosaur Center have activities like dig for a day, dig site tours, kids dig, and shovel ready dig.
Posted by admin | Posted in Blog | Posted on 26-10-2011
Dinosaurs have a way of capturing the attention of children and adults. They were huge creatures that are very fascinating to all. Across the world there are wonderful place to view the bones of these extraordinary dinosaurs. Not only do do you get an idea of what they looked like, but you also will get some educational information about how they lived. Here is a list of some places that offer wonderful information and beautiful sites of dinosaurs.
Dinosaur National Monument- Vernal, UT
This is a monument that you know dinosaurs once roamed. You can visit a sloped rock that they have found bones. Some of the bones have been exposed, but kept in the rock. That is such an amazing experience for children to see. You and your children will be able to see 1500 fossils embedded in the rock. They also have the outside Fossil Discovery Trail. You can walk around the trail and see the natural rocks and all the beautiful fossils that you can discover through the trail. There are also information on and about the dinosaurs all around the site. The building that covers the large wall of fossils is getting rebuilt, but will be reopening in early October of 2011.
The Field Museum of Natural History-Chicago, IL
The Field Museum of Natural History is one huge amazing educational museum that you and your children will just love. This museum is home to Sue. Sue is a 40 foot long, 13 foot high dinosaur. Sue is 67 million years old, and is the largest most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil. The Evolving Planet exhibition is home to a large collection of dinosaur fossils. The Evolving Planet walks you through 4 billion years of evolution. There are animated videos, fossils, hands-on interactive displays, and more for a fun educational time.