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This is a sculpture of Triceratops. This dinosaur lived during the Cretaceous period. It lived at the same time as Tyrannosaurus rex. Scientists know how it looked by studying its bones.

Dinosaurs lived long ago. Scientists can dig up their bones to learn about them. This picture shows the skull of a Triceratops. What features can you see? What do those features tell us about the Triceratops?

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Making Connections


Have you ever seen a dinosaur fossil in a museum? If yes, what did you think? If no, would you want to? Why or why not?


Have you read other books about dinosaurs? How were those dinosaurs similar to or different from Triceratops?


Why do you think scientists study fossils to learn about dinosaurs?

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