Dry Facts, Dry Bones

For this interactive project, I wanted to get back to basics and see how familiar everyday people are with some simple dinosaur information, such as their relative sizes and chronological order.

You can download the form below and play at home!

So far, the participants have a 58% accuracy rate. They do much better with size (73% correct) than chronology (33% correct), which is probably not surprising.  Dinosaurs’ appearances in media usually show them in relation to other dinosaurs, so their size is relatively easy to remember, while media are much less scrupulous about showing dinosaurs segregated by their proper time periods. Stegosaurs, for instance, regularly appear with Tyrannosaurs in images, even though Stegosaurs lived longer ago from Tyrannosaurs than Tyrannosaurs did from us.

The correct answers can be seen below, along with the results. If you’re going to play the game, fill it out on your own first before you read the answers 🙂

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