Below is the text for the Childrens Handwriting Competition – Class 96 – Ages 5-8 years
When a kind of animal or plant disappears forever, it becomes extinct. Since life began on Earth, scientists believe that 99 per cent of creatures have become extinct.
If this sounds incredible, remember that the earth has been around for about four billion years. In that time, many different kinds of animals have lived and died.
What happened to the dinosaurs?
By Jon Hughes