Find dinosaur descendants in modern birds. More and more dinosaur scientists (called paleontologists) believe birds could be cousins of dinosaurs. Do your own research with this dinosaur descendants activity.
What You'll Need:
- Notebook paper
- Pencil or pen
Make a few comparisons of your own to find out. Go outside and look closely at the feet and eyes of your local birds.
Some Important Questions To Think About:
- How are birds and dinosaurs different?
- How are they alike?
- How many claws are on their feet?
- What are the scales like on the skin of those feet?
- What kind of tracks do they leave behind as they walk?
- What do their eyes look like?
- Where are they placed on their tiny bird heads?
By examining modern birds and comparing what you discover to details of extinct dinosaurs, you can decide if our feathery friends are indeed a distant cousin of the dinosaur!
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