Day 102. Fun Fact Friday: Naming a species

I must say, taking this dinosaur class is proving to be both interesting and great for blog posts! Recently I learned about species and how they are named. Did you know that it is estimated there are between 5 and 30 million species on our planet? That is an amazing number. How awesome is it…

Day 88. Fun Fact Friday: Dinosaurs’ appearance

Dinosaurs have many interesting physical features. As time goes on and more discoveries are made, paleontologists are able to provide more information about what dinosaurs looked like. Recently there has been a method of looking at feathers and determining what color it is. Scientists have discovered dinosaur feathers that could have been black or dark…

Day 83. Denver Nature and Science Museum: free day

One of my coworkers told me that today was a free day at the Nature and Science Museum so I decided that I should go! I really like that museum, and think a yearly trip should be had by everyone. I especially wanted to go because the museum has a permanent dinosaur exhibit so I…

Day 81. Fun Fact Friday: Groups of dinosaurs

There are many divisions of dinosaurs, each division helps us understand the different species a little better. The first main division of dinosaurs is based on the shape of the pelvis. Saurischians are lizard-hipped dinosaurs while ornithischians are bird-hipped dinosaurs. However, it is important to know that birds, modern day dinosaurs, are not actually ornithischians.…

Day 74. Fun Fact Friday: Vertebrate skeletons and skulls

While taking the online class about dinosaurs, I've learned many interesting facts. The class not only discusses dinosaurs but it also discusses animals in general to help the student gain a better understanding of the world. I'd like to share some of the knowledge I've received from this class. In this post I'm going to…