Prehistoric Life - FamousWhy
FamousWhy
USA
Famous People Famous Regions Famous Articles Famous Software FamousWhy Web Services Famous Forum Submit Content
|


Statistics:
Visits: 138
Votes: 0
Fame Riser
          
Fame Rank
N/A
Fame Riser
create pool

 

Articles


Ask a Question about Prehistoric Life

Famous Tags


education   children   school   inclusive   history   learn   life   parents   society   students   family   novel   people   teachers   about   england   teacher   nature   britain   english   personality   important   mistakes   good   what   language   language teaching   romania   attitude   problems   communication   experience   process   study   middle ages   integration  

All Tags


 

Prehistoric Life

 Q:   Ask a Question about Prehistoric Life       
Prehistoric Life Algae: primitive plants, usually seen living in water.

Ammonite: an extinct relative of the octopus that lived in a coiled shell.

Amphibian: an animal that can live in water and on land.

Archosaurs:the group of reptiles including dinosaurs and pterosaurs, and the modern crocodiles.

Arthropod: an animal with jointed legs, such as insects, spiders, scorpions and crustaceans.

Bipedal: walks on two legs.

Bipeds: animals walking on two legs.

Brachiopods: common fossils that look like clams but are more closely related to crustaceans.

Cambrian Period: an early part of the Earth's history, when many of the first animals appeared.

Carnivore: a meat-eating animal.

Cenozoic Period: the period of time from the extinction of the dinosaurs up to the present day.

Cold-bl ooded: describes an animal that depends on the Sun's warmth to heat its body.

Continental drift: the gradual movement of the land masses.

Cretaceous Period: the last part of the time when dinosaurs were alive.

Dinosaurs: one of a group of highly advanced reptiles, which probably evolved into birds.

Erosion: the wearing-away of rocks by water, wind and weather.

Evolution: the gradual change in a species to adapt to its environment.

Exoskeleton: the hard external armour of arthropods like insects, spiders, crustaceans and trilobites.

Genes: the instructions carried within a cell that contain the complete blueprint of a living creature.

Genus: a closely related group of animals.

Gizzard: an organ found in birds and probably present in some dinosaurs. It is used to grind food, sometimes with the help of grit or pebbles.

Hadrosaur: a large bipedal dinosaur with a flattened duck-like beak.
Invertebrates: animals without backbones, such as Arthropods and worms.

Iridium: a rare metallic element that is present in large amounts in rocks formed around the time when dinosaurs and other reptiles became extinct. It may have been deposited by a meteor or asteroid strike.

Jurassic Period: the middle part of the period when dinosaurs were alive.

Living fossil: an animal that has not changed over millions of years.

Mammal: an animal that gives birth to live young and nourishes them with milk.

Marsupial: a mammal that rears its young in a pouch, like the kangaroo.

Mesozoic Era: the whole time when the dinosaurs thrived.

Ornithopod: a plant-eating dinosaur that generally walked on two legs.The name refers to the shape of its hip bones.

Palaeontology: the study of fossils.

Palaeozoic Era: the time when fish, amphibians and reptiles first appeared.

Precambrian Period: the period of time from the formation of the Earth until the very first appearance of the early forms of life.

Predator: a meat-eating animal that kills other animals for food.

Pterosaur: a warm-blooded flying reptile.

Reptile: a cold-blooded (probably) animal that breeds on land.

Sauropod: a very large plant-eating dinosaur, usually with an extremely long neck and tail.

Sedimentary rock: rock produced from layers of mud and sand.

Species: a particular type of animal.

Theropod: a predatory dinosaur that walked on two legs.

Triassic Period: the first part of the age of the dinosaurs.

Vertebra: one of the bony rings that make up the spine.

Vertebrates: animals with backbones, such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Warm-blooded: a term that describes an animal that is able to maintain its body heat by the heat-generating processes inside its body.


Tags: algae, bipeds, genus, jurassic period



Category: Education  - ( Education Archive)

Date Added: 04 January '12


Add a link to this page on any related website, blog or forum using this code :