Troop On-line Activity #44 - Tracking Dinosaurs
1st Kanata Scout Group - Beaverbrook Troop
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Joke
Nick: What do you get when you cross a giraffe and a Scout?
Mick: I haven’t a clue.
Nick: A person everyone looks up to.
Saying (to think about)
I don’t care that they stole my idea. I care that they don’t have any of their own.
Tracking Dinosaurs
Looking for dinosaur tracks sounds like something that can only happen in the movies typically with an unpleasant ending for the human trackers. In fact, people are looking for and at dinosaur tracks around the world right now and learning a lot from them (and not ending up on the menu).

Learn about dinosaur tracks and trackways by going to one of these links:

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/dinosaur-footprints.html - if you like detailed explanations or,

https://nature.ca/notebooks/english/dinotrac.htm - if you like a quick summary.
The dinosaur tracks you see may not always be simply the actual tracks (called true tracks). You might be seeing a natural cast (where the material filled in the true track) or maybe an fainter undertrack, which is the impression left in sediment beneath the true track. The image below shows the three types of fossil tracks.
Whether you are tracking modern animals or looking at fossil trackway, it is important to be able to understand the difference between pace and stride. The image below shows the difference.
Answer the questions. There are a few images included with the questions, just for fun.
1. Check the box next to the label that should go in the box in red.
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2. Check the box next to the label that should go in the box in red.
1 point
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Just for fun, no question.
3. Check the box next to the label that should go in the box in red.
1 point
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4. Check the box next to the label that should go in the box in red.
1 point
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Just for fun, no question.
5. Check the box next to the label that should go in the box in red.
1 point
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6. Check the box next to type of track this actual fossil is. The sediment that the track was made in has been flipped upside down since it became a rock.
1 point
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If you do find an actual living dinosaur at the end of any dinosaur tracks you follow at a Scout camp, don't panic! Scouters normally look better tasting to dinosaurs so you should be fine.
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