Jul 312013

Dinosaurs Science Resource Sites for Kids

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Walking With Dinosaurs – The best dino site on the web. This site is interactive, animated, and searchable. It has a great index and tons of information. IF your child is researching dinosaurs, this site is a great place to begin and end. While other sites provide entertainment learning, this site goes beyond as a knowledge base.

Encyclopeadia Britannica’s Discovering Dinosaurs – Covering environment, anatomy, behaviour and physiology. The dino grid lets children explore discoveries. It covers our understanding of dinosaurs since first discovered in the early 1800’s. Animated images make this site fun for kids and the additional resources will help teachers build complete learning units.

National Geographic’s Dinorama – Colorful pictures and animated content make this a “fun” site to visit. The content is basic, not extensive, but is highly appealing to children. This won’t be a site you’ll use for research projects (not enough depth here), however kids will learn neat facts while exploring the Dinorama.

The Great Dinosaur Mystery – A fun site presented with colorful drawings, movies, and adventures. It has many articles which will delight children exploring the world of dinosaurs. By using a question & answer format, this site provides content through exploration more so than through research. This site presents dinosaurs from a Christian perspective.

NOVA’s Curse of the T.Rex – This site asks the visitor some questions. Learning takes place through correct or incorrect answers. Photographs of fossils lend a realistic image of paleontological finds. The content covers rocks and other life present during prehistoric times. This site is not extensive, but makes a great “quick” activity for exploration.

Wheeling Jesuit University’s Dinosaur Floor (and prehistoric explorations of the earth) – What happened to the dinosaurs? What was the earth like when dinosaurs lived? This site is an animated, interactive presentation of possibilities. Different theories on the disappearance of dinosaurs are presented. Some of the resource links don’t work, but the content itself is worth the visit.

Homeschool Science Unit Studies Page

Be sure to check out our MAIN Science Page for a list of many additional science topics for kids. Each topic page has links to interactive, audio-visual websites and optional resources to help you with your homeschool science.