Dinosaurs

How do we know dinosaurs existed? This exciting theme answers that question as it delves into the idea of fossilised material. By re-enacting a dig for brachiosaurus fossils, we introduce the work of palaeontologists. We then look at the importance of fossil care and discuss the Wollemi pine tree – Australia’s link to dinosaurs. Lastly we discuss the size and anatomical differences between the triceratops, the tyrannosaurus rex and the pteranadon. Building on this knowledge, we discuss how their anatomical makeup dictated what they ate and how they might have protected themselves.

This program is aligned with both the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework.