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A demonstration of the bite strength of three powerful carnivores: majungasaurus, daspletosaurus and allosaurus. Join presenter Jem in the workshop as he aims to show you just how powerful a bite each of these three enormous carnivores could deliver. He builds his own set of dinosaur jaws and demonstrates how much force would be needed to free an object from the bite of each beast!

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used as a basis for discussion about forces and the stimulus for similar experiments into downward force. The children could try to answer the following question: does the downward force of the jaw affect the pull required to remove something from the dinosaur's mouth? (Friction would be the constant). Newton meters can be used to help provide statistical evidence for their research.