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CLIP 13153

Planet Dinosaur: Majungasaurus - using evidence to solve a mystery

Planet Dinosaur: Majungasaurus - using evidence to solve a mystery

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Key Info
  • Planet Dinosaur: Majungasaurus - using evidence to solve a mystery
  • An introduction to Majungasaurus, its habitat and the fierce competition it has over its prey. A female Majungasaurus feeding her young has to defend a carcass from a large aggressive male. Geological evidence is introduced showing a fossilised tail bone excavated from Madagascar in 2003. The bone contains a series of mystery marks, but where did they come from and how were they made? Explore the evidence before discovering the truth and draw comparisons with modern day cannibals from the animal kingdom. Created especially for Class Clips from the CBBC series Planet Dinosaur Files, first broadcast in December 2011.
  • Subject:



    Ideas and Evidence

  • Keywords: evidence, fossil, skeleton, carnivore, herbivore, prehistoric, palaeontology, PlanetDinosaur
Ideas for use in class
  • To be used to support a discussion on using historical evidence to support enquiry. An ideal introduction before watching 13152
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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