Spinosaurus (meaning "spine lizard") was an opportunistic predator who stomped through North Africa over 100 million years ago, eating small and large prey - including other dinosaurs. It is estimated to have been the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs, up to 60 feet long, weighing 20 tons. Our Spinosaurus Tooth was collected in Morocco and is preserved in a Riker Mount specimen box that can be easily opened to more closely examine this fossilized tooth. Box is approx 11 x 14 cm (4.25" x 5.375"). Tooth specimens will vary slightly in size, weight, and color.
This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below. Suggested Science Idea(s) 4-ESS1-1
Students can use the Spinosaurus Tooth as part of an investigation to gather information and evidence to support claims for early life in the Geologic History of Earth.
With close examination and research about the Spinosaurus Tooth, students can make inferences about Earth's history, common ancestry, diversity of life and adaptation.
Any hands-on activity with fossils will create a strong foundation for Geologic History lessons at all grade levels.
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