Normally on this blog, I try to share some interesting new thing I’ve learned about science. Today, I have a question. Why do kids love dinosaurs? The answer might give us a clue about how to get kids interested in science.
My guess is that kids like words that end in -est. Biggest, tallest, strongest… Maybe it has something to do with being so little. Maybe kids admire dinosaurs because they want to grow up to be the biggest, tallest, and strongest themselves.
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When I was a kid, my favorite dinosaur was the Plesiosaurus. It had flippers instead of feet, and in my mind that made it the weirdest. I’m not sure what that says about me.
Anyway, what’s your theory? Why do you think children love dinosaurs?