Help kids learn about Dinosaurs with iPhone and iPad apps

By Marlon Votta - Aug 15, 2011

Dinosaurs are a diverse group of animals that were dominant for over 160 million years, from the late Triassic period (about 230 million years ago) until the end of the Cretaceous (about 65 million years ago), this event led to the extinction of most dinosaur species at the close of the Mesozoic era. The fossil record indicates that birds evolved within theropod dinosaurs during the Jurassic period. These are the ancestors of all modern birds, the only group that has survived to the present day. With films like Jurassic Park being a big initial hit around the globe, children and adults love the stories of dinosaurs from the Tyrannosaurus to the Triceratops. We found a few informative apps that can help all ages learn more about dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Trivia by Angelo Gizzi is available for £0.69/$0.99 through the iTunes App Store. This application allows you to test your dinosaur knowledge using great pictures. As the image is displayed, the user will have to guess what kind of dinosaur it is. With high definition 3D photos, users of all ages will find this a fun trivia app compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Britannica Kids: Dinosaurs by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc is a great educational app for £2.99/$4.99 at the App Store. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad and has the quality that comes with an Encylopaedia Britannica. Brilliant games are included to make education fun and exciting. Learn about everything to do with dinosaurs no matter what age you are. There are curriculum-based features with high quality videos, pictures and captions written specifically for ages 8-12.

Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever by National Geographic Society is an iPad application available at the App Store for £2.99/$4.99. Find out about over 700 dinosaurs with fun interactivities and videos. Find certain types of dinosaurs from meat eaters to plant eaters with profiles on each dinosaur. Get audio pronunciation, vital stats, size comparisons, and beautifully illustrated artwork. Learn about the smallest, largest, fastest, and slowest dinosaurs known.

Dinosaur Quiz (HOW AND WHY) by TESSLOFF VERLAG is available for £1.49/$1.99 at the App Store. Learn to tell the difference between a Brachiosaurus and Stegosaurus. Find out why certain dinosaurs ran faster or what they ate. See how much you really do know and test your knowledge and find out of you have what it takes to be a real paleontologist. FFrom 1,400 points on up, a bonus Word Search game achievement is awarded. Available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Learning about dinosaurs can be great fun with quizzes, video and beautifully illustrated artwork. People of all ages will find these apps an informative form of entertainment keeping children occupied for hours.

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