Australian Dinosaur Story
Solutions to student
Student activity 1
~ A quick quiz
Student activity 2 ~ Create your own geological timeline
Answer: 1 million years.
Student activity 3 ~ Interpreting ancient scenes
- The fossils are from the Jurassic Period.
- The animals would probably have lived on land (terrestrial). Scientists
think this because modern ferns and large plant-eating animals are found
on land today.
- The medium-sized animal was probably a plant eater (herbivore) because
its flat teeth were used for grinding up plants.
- The large animal foot probably belonged to a huge carnivore because
it had claws to help it catch smaller animals to eat, and sharp pointed
teeth to tear up flesh. Modern-day carnivores have sharp claws and teeth.
- Animals that lived on land were unlikely to have been buried in sediment
before parts of them decayed away, and before scavenging animals ate
their flesh and scattered their bones. This would be similar to the
present day. For example, if a cow or a sheep dies, scavenging birds
and animals would be likely to eat a lot of the body, and some of the
bones would rot away before the remains could be buried to become fossils.
Student activity 4 ~ Australian dinosaur cross-offs
The message reads: Lark Quarry records the world’s only known dinosaur
Student activity 9 ~ Australian dinosaur language
|Unjumble the dinosaur words
|Fill in the missing letters
Student activity 10 ~ Picture graph