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Fossil fun – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 11 August 2021 | 0 comments

We’ve had to dig deep to bring you this quiz. Can you unearth all the right answers?

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How fast did T. rex walk? News

by David, 27 May 2021 | 0 comments

Skeleton of T-rex

Are you faster than a Tyrannosaurus rex? Scientists are still arguing about how fast a T. rex could run, if it could run at all. But most animals walk more than they run. So how fast is a tyrannosaur’s walking speed?

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Fossil biscuits Activity

by David, 16 April 2020 | 0 comments

Four biscuits with dinosaur prints and a toy dinosaur.

Time for a tasty geological treat! Grab some ingredients and make some fossil biscuits.

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Where did whales come from? News

by David, 25 April 2019 | 2 comments

A four legged animal with big sharp teeth is swimming after a fish.

When you think about it, whales seem a bit strange. They live in the ocean, but breathe air. That suggests that millions of years ago, their ancestors walked on land. But the change didn’t happen overnight.

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New dinosaur! But how did it get here? News

by David, 12 December 2016 | 0 comments

Wwo large sauropod dinosaurs on the shore of a lake.

Scientists have discovered a new Australian dinosaur, and it’s a big one! Several giant bones, some over one metre long, were uncovered near the town of Winton in central Queensland. But what’s got scientists all worked up isn’t what it looks like: it’s where it came from.

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Flying pterosaur, fossil eggs News

by David, 6 June 2014 | 1 comments

Pterosaur picture

Written by Sarah Kellett The first pterosaur eggs that were preserved in three dimensions have been found in China, giving us a glimpse into the lives of flying reptiles.

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Chicken jigsaw Activity

by Mike, 10 April 2013 | 0 comments

Illustration of the location of bones on a chicken.

Going by their work, paleontologists would need to be pretty good at putting together jigsaw puzzles. Paleontologists have the task of identifying bones based on their shape, then estimating where they belong in the body. Often they only have a couple of bones or teeth to use to identify the fossilised animal.

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