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Dinosaur Parental Care


Listen to the Maiasaura dinosaur of the day segment. For Elementary students, follow the prompt in the downloadable PDF (under “Materials”).

For Middle School and High School students, talk through the discussion questions.

Recommended For

Elementary, Middle School, High School


  • Learn about dinosaur parental care
  • Discuss how scientists know dinosaurs cared for their young


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Potential Discussion Questions

  • Why do scientists think Maiasaura was a good parent?
  • How did Maiasaura probably take care of its eggs?
  • [Optional]: Do you think other dinosaurs, like T. rex, were good parents?