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The Return of Giant Skin-Shell Sea Turtles

Dinos of the Deep | videos

The biggest turtle ever described wasn’t an ancestor of today’s leatherback turtles or any other living sea turtles. But it looks like there are some things about being a giant, […]

When Ichthyosaurs Led a Revolution in the Seas

Dinos of the Deep | videos

The marine reptile Ichthyosaurs arose after The Great Dying, which wiped out at least 90 percent of life in the oceans, changing the seas forever and triggering a new evolutionary […]

Focus on elementary geology

articles & books | classroom resources | Dinos of the Deep

Written for children in grades K-4, this textbook introduces basic concepts of geology, including rocks and minerals, basic structure of the Earth, volcanoes, earthquakes, the water cycle, and Earth’s magnetism. […]

CK-12 Textbooks for elementary, middle, high school science

articles & books | classroom resources | Dinos of the Deep

This organization has free textbooks on Earth science and provides educational materials that support the use of their textbooks in classrooms. Textbooks can be downloaded as-is or custom-designed by the […]