Ancient Ecosystems (Natural History Museum of Utah) #13352

Ecosystems

DESCRIPTION: Research the ways in which prehistoric animals and plants have interacted with Earth over millions of years.   Discover what creatures ate, where they lived, and what fossil evidence they left behind.

CONTENTS:

Fossil Specimens:

  • Carnosaur (dinosaur) footprint
  • Ceratopsian predentary (Triceratops beak)
  • Mammuthus primigenius (Mammoth) tooth
  • Gastrolith (dinosaur gizzard stone)
  • Tyrannosaurus rex tooth and claw
  • Coprolite (fossilized droppings)
  • Knighta alta (fossilized fish)
  • Crinoid
  • Shell in rock
  • Ammonite
  • Insects in amber
  • Petrified wood
  • Turtle shell
  • Fossilized leaves
  • Shell cluster fossil

Modern Specimens for Comparison:

  • Tree ring, Scat
  • Insect (butterfly)
  • Lion tooth
  • Pressed leaf
  • Feather
  • Cougar claw
  • Shells
  • Coal
Printed materials:
  • Utah: A Geologic History
  • Dinosaurs of Utah by Pat Bagley
  • Dinosaurs of Utah by Frank De Courten
  • Fossils (Golden Guide)
  • Fossils Tell of Long Ago by Aliki
  • The Kids Natural History Book by Judy Press

GRADE/SUBJECT: K-6 Science

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