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Dinosaur Tracking

Science activities for the understanding and interpretation of dinosaur tracks.
By Terence & Cathy Cavanaugh

Authors Cathy and Terry Cavanaugh at Dinosaur National Park

Dinosaur Tracking is a student and teacher resource, written by classroom science teachers. The electronic (eBook) version of the book contains information, illustrations, and activities for learning about dinosaurs through their tracks. Activities include making fossil tracks, studying trackway diagrams to determine size and speed of dinosaurs, making scale models of dinosaurs, studying human tracks on the moon, and using the computer to study dinosaurs.

Table of Contents

FOSSILS
 FOSSILS AND FOSSIL TYPES
 DINOSAUR DEFINITION
 FOSSIL TRACKWAYS
      FORMATION
      INTERPRETATION
      Trackway diagram of all major points (biped and quad)

 FORMULA SHEET
 DINOSAUR FORMULAS
 CONVERSION FACTORS

ACTIVITIES
TRACKWAY MATH PROBLEMS
 DINOSAUR MODELS
      Standing cut-outs
     Dinosaur Wall or Floor Murals
 TRACKING A BABY DINOSAUR
      Biped Trackway: Eubrontes
      Quadruped Trackway: Iguanodontid
 DINOSAUR BIPED FOOTPRINT STENCILS
      Small
      Medium
      Large
CREATING YOUR OWN TRACKWAY ACTIVITY IN THE CLASSROOM
SIDEWALK TRACKWAYS
 FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS
      Walking/Running
      Biped/Quadruped
      Herbivore/Carnivore
 MOON STEPS
 MULTIPLE TRACKWAY ACTIVITY (ON PAPER) INTERPRETATION (WITH SCALE)
 HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN FOSSILS AND TRACK CASTS
      How to Make Your Own Fossils
      How to Make Casts of Real Dinosaur Tracks

 COMPUTER PROGRAMS
   
 BASIC PROGRAM
      SPREADSHEET PROGRAM
      INTERNET AND THE WORLD WIDE WEB

TRACKS AND RESOURCES
DINOSAUR TRACKS AND TRACKWAY LOCATIONS
      Location Addresses
      Sample Letter to get information about a tracksite
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY RESOURCES
      Resource Addresses

      Sample letter to get geologic or fossil information

 TEACHER INFORMATION RATIONALE
 CLASSROOM USE/SUBJECT AREAS
 BENCHMARK STANDARDS
 DINOSAUR TRACKER CERTIFICATE (PDF)
 REFERENCES

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