This is the brown part of the timeline which we are exploring for two weeks.
It was stimulating, fascinating and fun conversation as we named each of the dinosaurs and then grouped them into carnivores and herbivores. And this is what we found out...
Stegosaurus had a really small brain for his size. One boy said 'but he is a bit clever because he has plates so Tyrannosaurus-Rex can't bite him.'
We debated which of the dinosaurs was the biggest and there ensued a tete a tete between 2 boys, one of whom claimed it was Tyrannosaurus-Rex and the other who absolutely wouldn't hear of it and was firm in his belief that it was Argentinosaurus! I was compelled to look this up and it just so happened that it was Argentinosaurus (although we discovered also that the aptly named Gigantosaurus beat them both!).
We also found out that female T-Rexes were bigger than male T-Rexes. Hmm...
I asked 'I wonder why the females are bigger? What do you think?'
One boy suggested, 'I think because the females probably slept more.'!
More dinosaurs next week!