Brook Class Learn All About Brachiosaurus

Children in Brook Class (Year 2), at St Margaret’s C of E Primary have been getting to grips with the question how do we know dinosaurs roamed the Earth?  So far this term the eager young palaeontologists have been looking at different types of dinosaurs, when they lived and what they ate.  With the help of Mrs Turner (class teacher) and Miss McGinn (class teaching assistant), the pupils have been carrying out their own research into different dinosaurs and working out whether they were carnivores, herbivores or even omnivores.

There were lots of examples of the children’s work pinned up around the spacious classroom, there was even a poster all about the long-necked dinosaur Brachiosaurus (Brak-kee-oh-sore-us), on one of the walls.  The Year 2 class had been learning Brachiosaurus facts and during our visit to explore dinosaurs and fossils, our dinosaur expert explained that Brachiosaurus was so gigantic that a child could have had a bath in one of its massive footprints!

Brook Class Study Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus information researched by Year 2.

Year 2 learn about Brachiosaurus.

Picture Credit: Brook Class (St Margaret’s C of E Primary)/Everything Dinosaur

Brook Class and Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus was one of the largest dinosaurs of the Late Jurassic.  Its front legs were longer than its hind legs, this gave it a sloping back, but it probably would not have been a very good idea to try to slide down its back, as although this dinosaur was a herbivore, it was very tall, its head would have been as high as a four storey house.  Brachiosaurus was so tall that it could feed on the tops of trees and get food that other plant-eating dinosaurs could not reach.

Brachiosaurus Compared to Diplodocus

Brachiosaurus compared to Diplodocus.

Brachiosaurus had longer arms than legs, this helped it to reach up to the tops of trees to feed.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The long arms and long neck of Brachiosaurus allowed it to reach high up into trees to feed on the parts that other dinosaurs such as Diplodocus could not reach.

During our workshop, we challenged Brook class to have a go at designing their very own dinosaur, how many of the dinosaur designs will have long necks?

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