Children are naturally inquisitive and they generally adore the topic of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are a group of animals that existed for over 160 million years. Scientists and Paleontologists have identified more than 500 different dinosaur families and more than a 1000 different species, and more than 9000 birds.

Children may enjoy knowing that the term "dinosaur" was coined by a famous paleontologist in 1842 and the word means "Terrible Lizard" in Greek. One of the most famous dinosaurs is Sue. Sue is the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found. She was found by, and named after, Sue Hendrickson and can be found in the Chicago Field Museum.

Dinosaur Classroom Resources

At Teacher Planet you can find a number of top quality lesson plans on the subject of dinosaurs. Whether you're discussing paleontology or fossils, you can find lesson plans and teaching resources to help create exceptional lesson plans. You can also find the necessities to keep your students active and engaged. For example, word searches and hands on activities all help keep your young students busy. Clip art and work sheets also help bring the subject of dinosaurs to life in your classroom.