Dinosaurs lived millions of years ago alongside other fantastic prehistoric animals like giant insects, armoured fish and huge amphibians. By comparing the fossilised remains of dinosaurs to those of living animals, palaeontologists can make claims about how dinosaurs moved, what they ate and even how they behaved. The Dinosaurs and more unit is an ideal way to link science with literacy in the classroom. Through hands-on activities students explore the external features of modern animals, and compare them with the skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Students learn about the protective features of dinosaurs and use those ideas to design, make and appraise a ‘dino shield’.