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Be a Sleuth: How Dinosaurs Behaved


Like today's crime-scene investigators, paleontologists study clues left behind. See firsthand what trackways—fossilized footprints—can tell them about dinosaur behavior.

The printable one-page PDF handout, which focuses on the study of trackways, includes the following activities: 1) Using an illustration with several sets of footprints, students try to answer a series of questions about dinosaur behavior; 2) Students then create their own trackways and examine differences in stride.

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