Rivendell Science

Dinosaurs and Birds

We had a great end to the year with our Dinosaurs and Birds Unit. We began the unit by learning about the geologic time scale and all that came before dinosaurs. Students learned that so much had to happen to our earth in order to support the life of creatures like dinosaurs. We then put on our paleontologist’s hats and explored and learned about the difference between body and trace fossils. Finally, the last couple of weeks we explored the characteristics of modern birds and how it’s believed that several species of theropods are believed to have survived the mass extinction and went on to evolve into modern day birds.