Dinosaurs Day 8: Mesozoic Era

Mesozoic Era

For this day we learned that the Mesozoic Era is divided into 3 periods; Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous.  We also made a graph for the height of some dinosaurs.

Read:

Discuss:
The Mesozoic Era is “THE AGE OF REPTILES”
  • The climate of the Mesozoic Era was generally warmer and more tropical than what we experience on Earth today.
  • The seasons were very mild.
  • There was no polar ice.
  • Sea level was higher.
  • Greenhouse conditions existed and there could have been higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
  • Polar regions had seasonal climates with windswept forests during the winter and cool damp rainforests during the summer.
There are three periods in the Mesozoic Era:
  • Triassic -Plateosaurus
  • Jurassic -Brachiosaurus
  • Cretaceous -Lambeosaurus
Dinosaur Flashcard:

Separate the Dinosaur Flashcards into Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods.

Dinosaur Journal:
Draw pictures and write about a dinosaur from each Mesozoic period.

Mesozoic Era Time Line

Cut out the Mesozoic Era Time Line and place dinosaur flashcards under the time period that they belong.IMG_3118 IMG_3119 IMG_3120

Dinosaur Graph

Graph the sizes of the dinosaurs. Then answer the questions at the bottom of the page. In the graph, each box represents 10 feet. For each dinosaur, color in the right number of boxes to show how long it is.

 

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T. Rex
40 feet
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Compsognathus
3 feet
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Iguanodon
33 feet
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Ankylosaurus
25 feet
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Apatosaurus
90 feet
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Argentinosaurus
130 feet
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Triceratops
25 feet
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Parasaurolophus
30 feet
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Oviraptor
6 feet
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Utahraptor
20 feet
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Stegosaurus
25 feet
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Velociraptor
6 feet
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Human child
4 feet
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  1. Which dinosaur is the longest?___________________________________________
  2. Which dinosaur is the shortest?___________________________________________
  3. How many dinosaurs are between 30 and 40 feet long? ________________________
  4. How many dinosaurs are over 100 feet long? ________________________________
  5. How many dinosaurs are shorter than 10 feet? _______________________________

Dinosaur Unit Study

Day 1: Creation

Day 2: The Fall

Day 3: Extinction

Day 4: Paleontology & Fossils

Day 5: Dinosaur Classification

Day 6: Marine & Flying Reptiles

Day 7: Herbivores, Carnivores & Onmivores

Day 8: Mesozoic Era

Day 9: Triassic Dinosaurs

Day 10: Jurassic Herbivores

Day 11: Jurassic Carnivores

Day 12: Cretaceous Herbivores

Day 13: Triceratops

Day 14: Cretaceous Omnivores

Day 15: Cretaceous Carnivores

Day 16: Tyrannosaurus Rex