- New information contained in each edition, such as: - Tyrannosaurus Rex had an excellent sense of smell - Velociraptors could run 40 mph, faster than previously thought - Apatosaurus are now thought to have had football-shaped heads - A complete glossary of important words is included. - Key words are bold faced throughout the text. Curriculum Standards: Grades K-4 Science Standards Life Science - C-1. The Characteristics of Organisms: a. Organisms have basic needs. - C-2. Life Cycles of Organisms: a. Plants and animals have life cycles that include being born, developing into adults, reproducing, and eventually dying. Earth and Space Science - D-1. Properties of earth materials: c. Fossils provide evidence about animals that lived long ago and the nature of the environment at that time. Science and Technology - E-2. understanding science and technology: e. Tools help scientists make better obsrvations, measurements, and equipment for investigations.
Describes the characteristics and habits of the small but fierce meat-eating dinosaur that lived in prehistoric times.