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The Museum of Paleontology at The University of California, Berkeley (UCMP) is probably the best site on the net for learning about dinosaurs! Plan on spending a lot of time here and be sure to check out all the hotlinks so you don't miss out on all the great information at this site! Be sure to check out the latest news in Dino-Buzz!

Travel through time and history at The Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada's only institution devoted entirely to paleontology. Take a virtual tour of the museum and explore dinosaurs, plants, and other fossils.

Visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History online! The dinosaurs are listed alphabetically, by categories or by time period - however you want to learn about dinosaurs! You can even get a "behind the scenes" look at the Smithsonian collection, get an anatomy lesson about dinosaurs or participate in a virtual interactive dig.

What happened to the dinosaurs? NASA's Classroom of the Future explores several theories on what caused the dinosaurs to disappear. Was it a super nova? A gigantic volcano? Possibly disease or orbital changes that caused a severe change in weather?

Causes of extinction

Explore this site and then you decide! Be sure to check out the Staircase of Time- which does a great job of explaining how old the Earth is and when dinosaurs lived!

Understanding Dinosaur Names. The names of dinosaurs can be long and difficult to pronounce… learn how to figure out what those long names mean at UCMP.

Great list of teacher links for your Dinosaur or Fossil Unit. Lessons, articles, trade books, information, and ideas. All from Scholastic.

Flying dinosaur

The Geoscience Education and Outreach Unit at the Illinois State Geological Survey has compiled a huge list of dinosaur resources on the web! If you are looking for information about a specific dinosaur or you just want to surf through a lot of great sites - be sure to stop here!


Check out this list of dinosaur resources.

Mummified Dinosaur Found Intact – go to National Geographic for details.


Visit National Geographic's Web site on dinosaur eggs! Begin with a hunt for dinosaur eggs and then move on to the hatch area to learn how scientists find dinosaur eggs. See what dinosaur embryos look like in the model section and then go to the museum to learn more about dinosaur babies and their parents.

Visit Chicago's Field Museum online and meet Sue the largest and most complete T. Rex ever discovered! See how they are preparing "Sue" to be put on display.

Got questions? Visit The United States Geological Survey site to help you find answers.

Need more information for your lessons on dinosaurs? Visit Paso Partners for lots of information and lessons to keep you rolling.

A great data list for teachers which includes activities and details about many species of prehistoric creatures listed alphabetically. The Natural History Museum.


Second Grade Dinosaur Webquest.

Lots of Dinosaur Powerpoints here.

Teacher resources for dinosaur units – lesson plans, webquests, web sites, projects and more.

Dinosaur at a computer

Great resource for teachers with links to fossils and additional dinosaur information here.

Printable booklet for teachers from USGS to help with the timetable of the earth and fossil studies here.

Surfnetkids has 3 web references to dinosaurs that provide links to activities, games and resources. Click below to access each of the three pages:

Dinosaur 1       Dinosaur 2       Dinosaur 3

The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester has lots of amazing resources for teachers and the general public.

Dinosaur playing guitar

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