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Morrison Natural History Museum
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Orientation: "Where did Dinosaurs Live?"
What is a fossil? Geology and Biology
What branch of science studies ancient life? Geology and Biology
What is a dinosaur? Geology and Biology
Did dinosaurs live in Colorado? Geology and Biology
Did dinosaurs all live at the same time? Geology
Bonus: Has the climate and geography changed in Morrison through time? How do we know?
What historical significance does Morrison have in paleontology? History
Name two animal species that lived in Morrison during the Late Jurassic? Biology
What was Morrison climate and geography like during the Late Jurassic? Geology and Geography
How was Jurassic Morrison similar and different to Morrison today? Geology, Geography, Biology
What type of rock are the Stegosaurus tracks preserved in? Geology
What does the rock that the Stegosaurus tracks are preserved on tell us about how the sand was deposited? Geology
How did the climate and geography change in Morrison during the Late Cretaceous? Geology and Geography
What kinds of plants and animals lived here during the Late Cretaceous? Biology
Compare and contrast the geography of Morrison during Cretaceous and Jurassic. How are they similar and different? Geography and Geology
Activity: hands-on encounter the giant fossil skulls.
Ice Age Survivors
What was Morrison climate and geography like during the Pleistocene? Geology and Geography
What kinds of plants and animals lived here during the Pleistocene? Biology
How does this habitat compare to other periods of Morrison history? Geology and Geography
Activity: meet an Ice Age Survivor - (pet a live snake)
Behind the Scenes: Paleontology Lab
See where museum staff prepare fossils for study and display. Clean a fossil with a little help from our staff.
Optional, self-guided activity:
"Fossil Pit" fossil dig activity for young children.
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