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Dino Diets

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Dino Diets

In this online interactive, learners match different dinosaurs to their food (plants or animals). Learners look for clues in the bodies, necks, teeth, and heads of the dinosaurs to make inferences about their diets. After making their selections, learners can read through short blurbs about each dinosaur, including information discovered by archaeologists and paleontologists.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:

English, Spanish

Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with internet access


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth's History
      • Archeology
      • Fossils
      • Dinosaurs
      • History of Life
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Evolution
      • Evidence for Evolution
      • Mechanisms of Evolution
      • History of Life
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science as a Career

Informal Categories

  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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