Dinosaur Timeline: Lesson for Kids


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What is the correct order of the three periods of the dinosaur timeline?

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1. One of the first dinosaurs to evolved in the Triassic period was the Coelophysis. About how much did it weigh?

2. How were the dinosaurs of the Jurassic period different than the dinosaurs of the Triassic period?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dinosaurs lived on the Earth for so long that their timeline is divided into three different parts or periods. Complete the questions of this quiz/worksheet to discover what you've learned about these different periods and the dinosaurs that lived in them.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about the following:

  • The order of the dinosaur timeline
  • How big the first dinosaurs were
  • Ways that Jurassic period dinosaurs differed from Triassic period dinosaurs
  • When flying reptiles evolved
  • What caused the extinction of the dinosaurs

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills needed to complete the quiz include:

  • Information recall - remember what you learned about the three periods of the dinosaur timeline and how they ended
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the earlier and later dinosaurs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why the dinosaurs went extinct

Additional Learning

The lesson that comes with this quiz/worksheet, Dinosaur Timeline: Lesson for Kids, will help you study for the quiz and also learn more about:

  • How long ago dinosaurs lived
  • What the planet was like then
  • Different types of dinosaurs