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CLIP 13146

Planet Dinosaur: profile - Microraptor

Planet Dinosaur: profile - Microraptor
Key Info
  • Planet Dinosaur: profile - Microraptor
  • Duration: 02:09
  • A detailed profile of the carnivorous Microraptor, a small feathered creature that was an exceptional climber and glider. Find out where this creature lived, what it ate, how it climbed and how it used its four wings for gliding from tree to tree. We also show you comparisons between the prehistoric Microraptor and the modern-day Flying Dragon and Flying Snake. Created especially for Class Clips from the CBBC series Planet Dinosaur Files, first broadcast in December 2011.
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  • Keywords: carnivore, herbivore, meat eater, prehistoric, hunter, Lizard, claws, Flying Dragon, jungle, Flying Snake, gliding, recount, Planet Dinosaur, Dinosaur, wings, Microraptor
Ideas for use in class
  • To be used as a basis for research to create dinosaur information cards, individual profiles, non-chronological reports or 'Prehistoric Podcasts'. Recount: use as a basis for writing recount of an event or writing from the perspective of one of the dinosaurs.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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