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Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Central

Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs


Dinosaur Central
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 8 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.96

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    badlands, Ceratopsians, duckbilled, ostrich-like, sickle-shaped, elephant-sized, long-necked, fierce, spikes, altogether, evidence, swipe, fossil, armor, Meat-eating, erosion
     content words:    Jurassic Park, Dinosaur Central, Cretaceous Period, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Provincial Park, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Joseph B.


Dinosaur Central
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     It must have looked like Jurassic Park with all kinds of dinosaurs going about their business in a land of dinosaurs. Raptors and T-rex, armored dinosaurs and duckbilled dinosaurs, long-necked giant plant eaters and many more, all hunting, eating, fighting, and doing whatever else dinosaurs did in Dinosaur Central, located in what is now the province of Alberta, Canada.
 
2     It all happened over 65 million years ago, in the time just before the great dinosaur extinction. Actually it was in the Cretaceous Period, not the Jurassic (as suggested by the movie of the same name), and there is one other difference between Alberta and Jurassic Park; there were no people in Alberta's dinosaur world since people did not come along until millions of years after the dinosaurs.
 
3     At one time the Alberta area was covered with shallow seas. Then, the seas began to drain, and the land became almost tropical, like in northern Florida. There were rivers and forests. It was at this time in history that Alberta became Dinosaur Central.

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