Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Pteranodon

Don’t call it a pterodactyl. It’s a Pteranodon—an ancient flying reptile and part of the pterosaur family.   Fun Facts Pteranodon

Pteranodon

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Darwinopterus

Darwinopterus lived in China during the Jurassic Period, 161 million years ago. From this pterosaur, we’ve learned a lot about evolution and biology.   Fun Facts Darwinopterus was a meat...

Darwinopterus

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Triceratops

Like Tyrannosaurus Rex and Brontosaurus, Triceratops is one of the most well-known and beloved of all dinosaurs. Numerous fossils have been found,...

Triceratops

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Chasmosaurus

A giant frill looming over its head, a sharp beak, and a horny face: the Chasmosaurus must have been an awesome sight. Its name means “Chasm Lizard” because of the two large holes that take up most of its frill.   Fun Facts - Chasmosaurus was a ceratopsian,...

Chasmosaurus

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Pachycephalosaurus

Talk about thick-headed! One of the more unusual looking dinosaurs, the Pachycephalosaurus had a 10-inch thick helmet-like skull.   Fun Facts Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis lived during the...

Pachycephalosaurus

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Dracorex

Dracorex is a special dinosaur with a special name. Here’s a hint: It’s full name is Dracorex hogwartsia.   Fun Facts This dinosaur’s name means “Dragon King from...

Dracorex

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Parasaurolophus

Parasaurolophus lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous, about 77 to 73 million years ago. This duck-billed dinosaur is known for the long, rounded crest on the back of its head.   Fun...

Parasaurolophus

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Corythosaurus

Just like frogs, crickets, and birds, this dinosaur used its voice to communicate and find a mate.   Fun Facts Corythosaurus casuarius was a duckbill dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous, about...

Corythosaurus

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Stegosaurus

Let’s talk about Stegosaurus, one of the most well-known and beloved of dinosaurs. It was first discovered in the western United States, in Colorado and Wyoming. Pieces of its bones have also been found in

Stegosaurus

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Gargoyleosaurus

French legend has it that St. Romanus, the bishop of Rouen defeated a Gargouille, a dragon-monster with bat-like wings around 640 A.D. Two versions of the story exist. One says he defeated the monster with a crucifix; the other story says a prisoner (and the only volunteer) helped him...

Gargoyleosaurus

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Plateosaurus

Plateosaurus was a plant-eating dinosaur that lived in what is now France, Germany, Greenland, and Switzerland during the late Triassic period (214-210 million years...

Plateosaurus

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Patagotitan

Patagotitan means “Patagonia titan.” Patagonia is a place in Argentina, which is where this dinosaur lived. And titan means giant, which is definitely an understatement.   Fun...

Patagotitan

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Mussaurus

What’s tiny, cute, and lived 215 million years ago? The Mussaurus. At least scientists believed it was tiny and cute for a long time.   Fun Facts The name Mussaurus means Mouse Lizard/Reptile. This

Mussaurus

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Massospondylus

What do the Massospondylus and the crocodile have in common? We’ll give you a hint: their nurseries.   Fun Facts The Massospondylus lived in what is now

Massospondylus

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Giraffatitan

The word titan means “giant” after the titans, who were created by Uranus and Gaia in Greek mythology. Now imagine an animal whose name means “giant giraffe.” That’s the Giraffatitan.   Fun Facts Giraffatitan was a sauropod (long-neck)...

Giraffatitan

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Dreadnoughtus

What does a sauropod dinosaur have in common with an old armored battleship? A name and location.   Fun Facts Dreadnoughtus was discovered in Argentina and was named Dreadnoughtus, which...

Dreadnoughtus

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Brontosaurus

Brontosaurus, one of the world’s most beloved dinosaurs, is one example of how science evolves and changes as we learn new things.   Fun Facts The Brontosaurus was first discovered in the...

Brontosaurus

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Velociraptor

Thanks to the Jurassic Park movies, the Velociraptor is among the most popular and well-known of all dinosaurs, right up there with T-Rex. But is everything we know about this dinosaur correct? Let’s find out.   Fun...

Velociraptor

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Tyrannosaurus

T-Rex is the most beloved and easily recognized dinosaur of all time, probably because it has been studied for many years. Its name means “Tyrant Lizard King,” which is probably an apt description.   Fun...

Tyrannosaurus

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Therizinosaurus

Imagine a cross between a sloth and a Muppet and you might have a Therizinosaurus. Fragments of fossils from this dinosaur were found in Mongolia in the 1950s, but we’ve never found a complete skeleton. Scientists still have a lot...

Therizinosaurus

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Struthiomimus

If a dinosaur looks like a bird, moves like a bird, and acts like a bird, is it a bird? Not necessarily.   Fun Facts The Struthiomimus...

Struthiomimus

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Spinosaurus

Step aside, T-Rex. Spinosaurus is the largest meat-eating dinosaur ever discovered. Not only that, its strange appearance is downright mythical. Think...

Spinosaurus

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Oviraptor

The Oviraptor was the first member of its family, oviraptoridae, to be discovered. It was a birdlike dinosaur with a sharp, short beak like a parrot. It lacked teeth, but it did have points on the roof of its mouth.

Oviraptor

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Nanuqsaurus

Nanuqsaurus is an interesting name and its meaning is even more interesting: “polar bear lizard.” So far, paleontologists have only found one skull belonging to this animal. They still have lots to learn, but they do know that it lived in what is now Alaska, hence the name.

Nanuqsaurus

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Microraptor

We might know more about the Microraptor than any other dinosaur because scientists have discovered many fossils from this animal. Over 300 Microraptor fossils have been found.

Microraptor

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