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Part of the Dinosaurs: Activities and Lesson Plans Curriculum Collection.
Students will analyze a fossil trackway to draw conclusions about what it reveals about nonavian dinosaur behavior.
gain an understanding of the information trackways provide about dinosaurs. Time Frame 40 minutes Materials
1. Display the illustration of the trackway. Point out that it is a trace fossil, evidence of the dinosaur’s activity.
2. Tell students that they will each get their own trackway to analyze. Distribute the student sheets and crayons or pencils. Have a volunteer read the directions aloud. Make sure students understand what they are to do. Provide 20 minutes for students to complete the activity.
3. Review and discuss students’ answers.