Dinosaur Timeline Poster – A Great Educational Resource

Measuring a generous forty-two centimetres by fifty-nine and a half centimetres (42cm x 59.5cm), the dinosaur timeline poster provides helpful teaching support when it comes to identifying the length of the geological periods during the time of the dinosaurs and which prehistoric animals lived when.

The Dinosaur Timeline Poster

Bright and colourful dinosaur timeline poster.

Bright and colourful dinosaur timeline poster.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Each geological period, the Triassic, Jurassic and the Cretaceous is beautifully illustrated and each scene depicts typical animals and plants that existed during that part of our planet’s history.  In total, thirty prehistoric animals are picked out on the handy poster key and this poster is a valuable teaching resource when it comes to showing children how the world has changed.

To view the range of educational prehistoric animal themed posters available: Dinosaur Posters for Kids

Poster Themed Teaching Activities

  1. Block out the key using postage notes that have been cut so that they obscure the information about the length of the geological periods, challenge the class to research independently the age, length and order of the geological time periods.  Compare their answers with the information given out on the poster. Why does the length of the geological periods vary?  Over what time period in millions of years does the poster refer to- A great exercise for exploring the concept of deep time that dovetails into the section of the curriculum involving rocks and fossils.
  2. What similarities and differences can the children see in the animals and plants depicted in each scene?
  3. Can the children identify herbivores, carnivores and omnivores?
  4. What is the significance of the flowering plants/mammals/birds in the dinosaur timeline poster?
  5. Can the children write a story based on what they can see in the prehistoric scenes?

The poster is ideal for a dinosaur museum in a classroom or to be used as part of a classroom display and this dinosaur timeline poster is recommended by Everything Dinosaur and it retails at less than £2.30 plus post and packing!

The Triassic Scene from the Dinosaur Timeline Poster

The colourful Triassic scene.

The colourful Triassic scene.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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