How tall is the highest mountain?

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My 5-year-old loves to quantify things and make numerical comparisons. She wanted to know how tall is the highest mountain, but not in a standard unit of measurement. Oh, no – she wanted to know how many times taller is it than her 1-year-old sister?

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Why did the dinosaurs die?

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Many children are captivated by dinosaurs and it’s easy to see why – they are creatures that bridge fantasy and reality! Nobody has seen one alive but we have found fossils, which have helped us to understand what dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures were like.

Dinosaurs were reptiles that lived on Earth 252 to 66 million years ago in a period of time called the Mesozoic Era, or the ‘Age of Dinosaurs’. But, dinosaurs weren’t the only living creatures during that time. There were also other types of reptiles, as well as fish, birds, insects, small mammals and plants.

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