This plastic replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth is based on fossilized teeth that have been excavated.
The Tyrannosaurus Rex was a carnivore that lived during the Cretaceous period, 83.6 million years ago to 60 million years ago. It was one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs that ever lived and could grow to 40 feet long and 15-20 feet tall. Their teeth were serrated and cone-shaped which were essential to their diet.
Discovery Kit: Fossils (October 25 2019) Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.
Virtual Discovery Kit: Fossils (April 2020) Calling all paleontologists! Step back on the geological timeline to explore a variety of plant and animal fossils. Learn all about the science of fossils and how prehistoric creatures lived, ate, and moved about our world.