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Battle of the Dinosaurs

Allosaurus, by Josh Cotton

Lesson

Listen to the Allosaurus and Apatosaurus dinosaur of the day segments in the I Know Dino podcast. Then discuss which dinosaur would win in a fight and why. For the full prompt, download the PDF (under “Materials”).

Recommended For

Middle School, High School

Goals

  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses of a carnivorous dinosaur
  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses of an herbivorous dinosaur

Materials

Potential Additional Discussion Questions

  • Apatosaurus had a long neck. What features did its neck have that allowed the dinosaur to keep its head elevated?
  • The Allosaurus Big Al had a hard life. What types of injuries could dinosaurs survive, and what kinds of injuries would have been fatal (for example, the dinosaur was too injured to hunt or run away from predators)?