Build a Dinosaur with Scholastic
It’s Monday and that means it’s time for make a dino Monday. Today I have a pretty nifty little site to share with you although the more “professional” of you might not be as easily impressed. If however, you are a kid at heart then you’ll get a few minutes of fun out of this Build a Dinosaur online application.
My Build a Dinosaur Creation
I call it the Amysaurus. Using the Scholastic “Build a Dinosaur” application, creating this weird and wonderful Frankenstein of dinosaurs was easy and pretty entertaining. While the facts available through the online application are pretty limited and the dinosaur “parts” are from only a handful of species, it’s still fun to see just what you can come up with.
Building Your Own Creation
Using the online building tool, you can select a body, limbs, head and tail of a few different dinosaur species. Among the species you can choose from are Iguanodon, Corythosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Triceratops and Stegosaurus.
What Is My Build a Dinosaur Creation?
My Amysaurus is made up of various dinosaur pieces. The body is that of the Ankylosaurus, slow but well armored to keep away those predators. The tail is the whip-like tail of the Apatosaurus to ensure predators keep their distance. Although I’m not exactly sure that this dinosaur creation could more at any more than a snail’s pace with a body this heavy and out of proportion! The limbs are those of Corythosaurus to give a speed advantage…although I’m pretty sure they’d snap under the weight of Ankylosaurus’ body. The head is that of Iguanodon. There really is no reasoning behind the Iguanodon head other than it looked cute and I didn’t want to replicate dinosaur pieces. More sensibly I would have opted for an Ankylosaurus skull or a Triceratops skull…but who said the Build a Dinosaur application had to be sensible?