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Identify Trace Fossils
How can scientists figure out what a dinosaur’s footprints looked like? When a dinosaur walked near a stream, it may have left footprints imprinted in the earth. If the stream the footprints flooded, mud might have filled them and dried, preserving them forever. This science project will allow you demonstrate this process, which eventually forms a trace fossil.
How do trace fossils form?
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