- Do you believe that dinosaurs existed? Why?
- Why are dinosaurs important?
- springtime /SPRING-tahym/
- factor /FAK-ter/
- survive /ser-VAHYV/
- organism /AWR-guh-niz-uhm/
- hibernation /hai-ber-NEY-shuhn/
[noun] – the season of spring
The blossom on the trees looks lovely in the springtime.
[noun] – a fact or situation that influences the result of something
The road was a contributing factor in the accident.
[verb] – to continue to live or exist, especially after coming close to dying or being destroyed or after being in a difficult or threatening situation
These plants are unable to survive extreme cold.
[noun] – a single living plant, animal, virus, etc.
Organisms such as amoebae and bacteria exist in this area.
[noun] – the state of being asleep for the winter
In the autumn, bears go into hibernation.
This was most likely the case for animals in the Southern Hemisphere, where the impact would have happened in the autumn or early winter. “In the Southern Hemisphere, many organisms would have been in hibernation or sheltering. That could have helped them,” explains Melanie of Uppsala University in Sweden. “In spring, you expect animals to be tending to their offspring which are very fragile, or perhaps they are still tending to eggs, waiting for them to hatch or be looking for food. That puts them in a vulnerable position.” Ms. During recently published the results of a study of fossil paddlefish and sturgeon discovered near Tanis, North Dakota, which show that the fish died in the spring. Tanis is the location that records not only the day a 12-kilometer-wide asteroid slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago but also the minutes and hours that followed.
- Are the scientists sure when the asteroid wiped off the dinosaurs?
- What do the scientists know about the Northern Hemisphere?.
- What did Ms. During recently publish?
- According to the article, what are the animals doing to their offspring in spring?
- What is the location that records not only the day a 12-kilometer-wide asteroid slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago but also the minutes and hours that followed?
- Have you watched a dinosaur movie? What do you think about it?
- In your view, how are asteroids formed?
- If you were to change something about dinosaurs, what would it be?
- Do you agree that an asteroid wiped off the dinosaurs a long time ago?
- Do you think we can do something about falling asteroids? Why or why not?