© Nature Conservancy of Canada via CNN.com
- partially /PAHR-shuhl-lee/
- excavate /EKS-kuh-veyt/
- juvenile /JOO-vuh-nahyl/
- coordinate /koh-AWR-dn-it/
- interval /IN-ter-vuhl/
[adverb] – not completely
The meat was partially cooked.
[verb] – to remove earth that is covering very old objects buried in the ground in order to discover things about the past
The mining company plans to excavate the hillside for the new project.
[adjective] – relating to a young person who is not yet old enough to be considered an adult
Juvenile crime is increasing at a terrifying rate.
[noun] – one of a pair of numbers and/or letters that show the exact position of a point on a map or graph
The coordinates were stored to the computer’s database.
[noun] – a period between two events or times
There was a ten-second interval in between the songs.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada cautions people not to disturb or unearth any fossils they may find. These fossils are protected by the law. Until now, 30 – 50 bones have been found all coming from one hadrosaur.” This young hadrosaur is a very important discovery because it comes from a time interval for which we know very little about what kind of dinosaurs or animals lived in Alberta,” the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s curator of dinosaur palaeoecology François Therrien, said. The discovery will add more knowledge about dinosaur evolution.
True or False:
- Nathan Hrushkin found the fossil while fishing with his father.
- The humerus bone can be found on the dinosaur’s skull.
- The hadrosaur is a plant-eating dinosaur.
- The Nature Conservancy reminds people not to dig up any fossils people may find.
- Around 30-50 bones that have been found all belong to the same hadrosaur.
- Why does the Nature Conservancy of Canada caution people not to move any fossil that people may discover?
- What can people learn from the young boy’s discovery?
- Why are children so interested in dinosaurs from a very young age?
- Would you like to travel back to the time of the dinosaurs? Why or why not?
- Would you like to travel back to the time of the dinosaurs?
Express Your Opinion:
- “It’s the unknown that draws people.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,
- “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
― Marcel Proust
- “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― Andre Gide