It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a DINOSAUR!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a DINOSAUR!

♪ Greetings, birdbrains! It’s me, Dino! Jessi asked me to visit the Fort today to
talk about my favorite subject in the whole wide world: dinosaurs! You’ve probably heard before that dinosaurs
– the giant reptiles that walked the Earth millions of years ago – are extinct. That means they’re not around anymore. And it’s true that most of the dinosaurs
did go extinct. But not all of them. 65 million years ago, big changes were happening
in the world. Lots of volcanoes were erupting, and then
a giant asteroid collided with Earth, in a huge explosion! For a long time after that, the world was
very dark, then very cold, and then very hot. With no sunlight, a lot of the plants died,
so the dinosaurs that ate plants didn’t have enough to eat, so many of them died,
too. That meant the dinosaurs that ate other dinosaurs
didn’t have enough food either, and a lot of them went extinct. So, it was a really hard time to be a dinosaur! But some dinosaurs were clever and talented
enough to tough it out. Because, their bodies had just the right adaptations
— certain traits that helped them survive these big changes. The dinosaurs that survived had dinosaur babies,
and soon their babies had their own little babies, all the way down the family tree. And the animals that came from them are still
living here on Earth! We call them … birds! That means birds like me, Dino, are descendants
of dinosaurs, and dinosaurs are my ancestors — like my great-great-great-greatgreatgreatgreat-grandparents! I’m part of the dinosaur family tree! And since birds are part of the dinosaur family,
I’m not just a descendant of a dinosaur … I am one! So the dinosaurs… live! Now, how do we know that birds are related
to dinosaurs? Well! We have lots of clues – specifically, from
theropods, a group of two-legged dinosaurs that also included velociraptors and Tyrannosaurus
rex! Hundreds of millions of years ago, way before
the earliest birds appeared, dinosaurs were developing lots of birdlike adaptations. Theropod dinosaurs especially, started to
have a lot of birdlike traits that would later help birds take to the skies! Like feathers! Lots of dinosaurs – even dinosaurs that
didn’t become birds – had feathers. Some of these feathers were more like little
hairs, which probably helped dinosaurs keep warm. But some types of theropods wound up with
bigger, fancier feathers, and even wings. Before there were birds, fancy feathers might
have been used to keep these dinosaurs and their eggs safe and warm, or to communicate
with other dinosaurs. But even though bigger theropods, like some
kinds of tyrannosaurs, had feathers, they couldn’t just flap their arms and fly around. To really be able to get off the ground, you
need wide, powerful wings, and a small body. While lots of types of dinosaurs were becoming
gigantic, some theropods – including those that eventually gave rise to birds – were
getting smaller. So lots of dinosaurs already looked and moved
a lot like birds. And some of the theropod dinosaurs were becoming
more like birds all the time! Getting smaller, growing wings, and developing
beaks instead of teeth. Over millions of years, all the pieces of
the bird puzzle were coming together, one by one. By about 150 million years ago, the earliest
dino-birds were in the air. Some of them could fly, but looked very different
from the birds we know today. And some didn’t fly, but had a lot in common
with today’s birds! Millions of years later, when that asteroid
hit Earth, and the volcanoes started to erupte, and everything started changing, some dinosaurs
had a hard time surviving. A lot of the big ones, like T-rex, were so
big, they had trouble finding enough food to eat. But the most birdlike groups of theropods
were very small – only about 1 kilogram, or as heavy as a pineapple. That meant it was easier for them to survive
on less food and to find places to live. And because they were so small, these early
birds were also able to use their wings to take flight! Not only did some of these flying dinosaurs
survive … they really took off! We have more than 10,000 types of birds around
today! So the next time you see one of us feathered
friends flying around, you’ll be able to point to it and say, “Hey, look! A dinosaur!” Thanks for joining me, birdbrains! Do you have questions about birds, or dinosaurs,
or anything at all? Ask a grownup to help you leave a comment
below, or send us an email at [email protected] See you next time! ♪

Randy Schultz

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34 thoughts on “It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a DINOSAUR!

  1. Arthur Kinnel says:

    What was a magpie

  2. Jayden Hacks says:

    Nice video

  3. Khazi Madiha says:

    But Dinosaurs are Reptiles where as Birds are Aves…??? Then how are birds related to Dinosaurs…???

  4. Andre Lopez says:

    How when the sky truns Black at night

  5. Lovemoji Heartkiss says:

    8th comment

  6. Michelle li says:

    Wait Dino study dinosaurs and he is a dinosaur he don't know about himself

  7. Coco Cookies says:

    Can you do one about outside of the Milky Way like other galaxys

  8. James Soe says:

    Great video. I love it.

  9. The Learning Patch says:

    Love to see this!! Making sure kids have the latest info is just as important as teaching the adults. So awesome. THANK YOU!

  10. Surie Sophie says:

    good news! my first video is today! wait first! your gonna see that!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  11. krazy bannanas says:

    why do some people get bloody nose

  12. LoquaciousLaners42 says:

    Is the bird voiced by Hank Green?

  13. amiee 2.O says:

    what are some other animals that became extinct other than dinosarurs

  14. Esdras Santos says:

    OMG no way Thanks for telling me

  15. Lokesh Singh says:

    Why is the moon red sometimes

  16. Attempt 0 says:

    And most scary thing is birds are a lot closely relative to crocs

  17. Karolina Cordon says:

    We love all of your channels, they're so interesting and cool.


    But I want Jessie and Squeeks! 😣😢

  19. MsLeena01 says:

    I love dinosaurs

  20. MsLeena01 says:

    Uh uh you aren’t a dinasour

  21. Wendy Rubiano says:

    Lala Lala Lala hey do you know you are a dinosaur wow

  22. Thomas Anthony says:

    What came first the chicken or egg

  23. Louisse Elijah De Vera says:

    hey dinosaurs

  24. the main Kenny says:

    0:47 carnotaurus

  25. Nokhwezi Magojane says:

    Don't mean to sound rude but where are Jessi and quacks?? Not that you are not cool you are just in a different way.

  26. lokthapa says:

    What kind of bird are you?

  27. Samuel Arce says:

    Hashtag cringeiest kid channel

  28. Sebastian Matei says:

    Fluffy t-rex! YES!

  29. will make you a genius by Luther Grant Tepace says:

    Birds the last remaining dinosaur

  30. janhavi309 says:

    Who are dinosaurs’ ancestors? – from my 4 year old son, Ahaan

  31. Indah Septarina says:

    I told everyone this and they don't belive me

  32. Ashley Carter says:

    HI! We would love to learn more about the spinosaourus and want to know if it only ate fish or ate meat as well?

  33. SciShow Kids says:

    If you enjoyed this video, you will also love the science videos from our friends at They make science videos and lessons for kids in Grades K-5. Check 'em out!

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