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SCIENCE EXPLAINS: Dinosaur Awesomeness!

By Becky Ferreira Feb 24, 2014

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Dinosaurs Blow the Minds of Children

A huge component of dino-awesomeness is their appeal to children. Kids of all ages are prone to all-consuming obsessions with dinosaurs, and can list off endless facts about their favorite species. In this way, dinosaurs not only provide kids with a passion, but also an accessible entry point into science. Many of the world's best scientists started their careers by reenacting the Cretaceous period in their sandboxes.

Tags: science, dinosaurs, slideshows, awesome things, science explains

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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