© Nature Conservancy of Canada via CNN.com
- What dinosaur species do you know?
- What images come to your mind when you hear the word dinosaur?
- partly /PAHRT-lee/
- unearth /uhn-URTH/
- institute /IN-sti-toot/
- curator /kyoo-REY-ter/
- significant /sig-NIF-i-kuhnt/
[adverb] – to some degree, but not completely
What the boy said was partly right.
[verb] – to find something by digging in the ground
Ancient tools that are more than 500 years old have been unearthed at the site.
[noun] – an organization where people do a particular type of scientific, educational, or social work, or the buildings that it uses
She is working at an art institute.
[noun] – a person in charge of a museum, library, etc
The museum curator guided us around the museum.
[adjective] – important or noticeable
One of the best memories I have of him was when I first got him. It is a very significant moment in my life.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada mentions not to disturb or dig up any fossils people may find since these are protected by law. So far, 30-50 bones have been found all coming from a single hadrosaur believed to be 3-4 years old. The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s curator of dinosaur palaeoecology François Therrien says that the discovery is significant to provide more information about dinosaurs that lived in Alberta and their evolution.
- Where did Nathan Hrushkin find the dinosaur fossil?
- What kind of dinosaur is a hadrosaur?
- According to the article, how many bones were found around the area?
- Did Nathan and Dion dig up the fossil themselves? Why or why not?
- What did the museum’s curator say about the discovery?
- In your opinion, why are fossils protected by law? Are they important?
- In your own opinion, what kind of father is Dion to Nathan?
- What do you think wiped out the dinosaurs?
- What do you think life was like for men and women when dinosaurs were around?
- What questions would you like to ask scientists about dinosaurs?