Login to World Almanac for Kids using your library card number, then go to the Age of Dinosaurs VIDEO page to learn about the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods. Also includes related fun facts, videos, glossaries, and more!
Ancient Technology - Explains prehistoric methods of making pottery, forming tools from bone or stone, and using bows and arrows. High school and up. (University of Iowa)
Archaeology for Kids INTERACTIVE - A colorful, fun site for elementary and middle school students (American Museum of Natural History). See Archaeology Education for a brief 'Archaeology 101' primer, lesson plans on ancient cultures & archaeological methods (K-12), FAQ, and related materials (2007 - 2020, Archaeological Institute of America; site includes advertisements). NEW! For the latest developments in the field, see Times Topics: Archaelogy & Anthropology News (New York Times).
Cave Paintings of Lascaux VIDEO INTERACTIVE - A virtual tour of the famous pre-historic art found in the paleolithic caves of Lascaux, in France, with background info; click on Start Guided Tour to begin. The Cave of Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc and Megaliths in Morbihan are related sites. (French Ministry of Culture)
Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Train Interactive Field Guide AUDIO VIDEO INTERACTIVE - Profiles for many species of Cretaceous and Jurassic dinosaurs, mammals, and reptiles, with proper name pronunciation and information on diet, size, and bone structure. For PreK - grade 2 (PBS). Zoom Dinosaur Information [Archived pages] has general facts about dinosaurs here (news section has not been updated since 2001), or click on List of Dinos to choose a dinosaur; includes basic information and pictures. For younger kids (1996 - 2010, Enchanted Learning; site includes advertisements). Dinosaur Books, Activities, & More is a great collection of books, activities, podcasts, apps, and websites for learning about dinosaurs, for ages 3 - 12 (2020; 'Start with a Book,' a summer reading program of Reading Rockets, WETA Public Broadcasting). For more recommended reading, see Picture Books about Dinosaurs NEW! (South Plainfield Public Library). Dinosaurs: Activities and Lesson Plans offers curriculum materials & classroom activities on dinosaurs, fossils, and related topics; for K-12 (American Museum of Natural History). Hadrosaurus [Archived page] VIDEO describes the first nearly-complete dinosaur skeleton ever discovered, which was found in Haddonfield, New Jersey in 1858. Middle school and up (2008; by editor / journalist Hoag Levins / Haddonfield Dinosaur Sculpture Committee). See also Eons, Fossils, and Geologic Time.
Eons VIDEO - A collection of videos on the history of life on Earth, from the dawn of life through the Age of Dinosaurs, right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age (PBS / videos hosted on YouTube; site includes advertisements). See also See also Dinosaurs, Fossils, and Geologic Time.
Fossils: Fossil News - The latest news about fossils, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times; scroll down to the 'Articles About Fossils' section for the most recent articles. The Times also has pages covering Dinosaur News and Paleontology News. High school and up; sites include advertisements. The Fossil Gallery has photos of vertebrate, invertebrate, plant, fungi, bacteria, and other fossils; browsable by fossil type, location (in US), and/or geologic period (2003 - 2014, Paleo Portal, University of California et al.). For more fossil images, see Virtual Fossil Museum (by an all-volunteer consortium). See Digital Atlas of Ancient Life NEW! for more resources to 'identify fossils and explore the diversity & history of life on Earth.' Includes fossil field guides, virtual collection, teaching materials, and Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life; high school and up (Paleontological Research Institution). See also Dinosaurs, Eons, and Geologic Time.
Geologic Time: Life Through Time Visual Timeline - A brief description of each geologic era, with links to additional information & fossil photos for the plants and animals of that era; high school and up (1998 - 2019, Humboldt State University). See also Geological Timechart UPDATED LINK! (British Geological Survey). See also Dinosaurs, Eons, and Fossils.
Human Beginnings - See Human Origins links.
New Jersey Paleontology and Geology [Archived page] - An overview of rocks, fossils, and dinosaurs in N.J., with information on each geologic period; includes selected links for each topic. Middle school and up (2003 - 2014, Paleo Portal, University of California et al.). See also Hadrosaurus.
Paleontology for Kids INTERACTIVE - Fun facts, interviews, games, and other activities for elementary and middle school students (American Museum of Natural History). Paleontology Information INTERACTIVE offers links to a variety of online resources for students in grades K-12; appropriate grade level is specified for each resource (1994 - 2014, University of California).
Stone Age Toolkit [Archived pages] - An illustrated guide to common Stone Age tools. Also includes related photos from the Fenn (Clovis) Cache of artifacts. Middle school and up. (2004, PBS Nova; site includes advertisements)