Dinosaur Discovery: Everything You Need to Be a Paleontologist
Chris McGowan & Erica Lyn Schmidt
Simon & Schuster, 2011 (2011)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
s youngsters read this interactive guide they'll not only discover some interesting facts about such dinosaurs as the allosaurus, apatosaurus, archaeopteryx, parasaurolophus and sinosauropteryx, but they'll also find over 25 hands-on experiments and activities.
esides making a sedimentary rock and replicating a fossil, the reader will find instructions on how to perform a bone strength test to see why some of a pterosaur's bones could bear more weight than others. Other activities will help the child understand weight distribution and why a dinosaur's long tail helped it move around easily, and how a crest on the head of a pteranodon enabled it to fly with ease.
ore than just a description of various kinds of dinosaurs with colorful illustrations,
helps the aspiring young scientist not only understand why these ancient creatures were constructed the way they were but also how they managed to survive in a very challenging environment.
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