Over one hundred and sixty million years ago dinosaurs ruled planet Earth. It is thought, based on the fossil record, that dinosaurs inhabited the Earth for over one hundred and eighty million years. The word Dinosaur, itself, translates into "terrible lizard" in the Greek Language. Dinosaurs are thought to have roamed the Earth until about sixty-five million years ago when a mass planet extinction event is thought to have occurred. The most commonly accepted theory is that a massive asteroid plunged to Earth kicking up enough dust and rubbish to block the Sun light from reaching the Earth's surface. This complete lack of sunlight resulted in a huge change of the planet's ecosystem.
These dinosaur reading worksheets explore all the different forms of dinosaurs that we have studied. We will look at the ancestry of dinosaurs as well what they ate and how intelligent that they were. We will explore the common questions that all students have like how did we learn of the existence of dinosaurs, if we never saw them before? Could they swim or fly? We also explore pop culture and look that the realism of the movie Jurassic Park. These worksheets look at prehistoric life and the way dinosaurs made their way. We look at classes of dinosaurs and how they made their way around.