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Dinosaurs
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How Do Dinosaur Fossils Get to Museums?

Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs


How Do Dinosaur Fossils Get to Museums?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.97

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    burlap, fiberglass, jigsaw, original, photographer, molds, chisel, erosion, dissolve, scientist, canyons, skeleton, plaster, padded, rocks, missing


How Do Dinosaur Fossils Get to Museums?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Your class is going on a field trip to a museum. You are looking forward to seeing the dinosaur exhibits! Did you ever wonder how those fossils got to your local museum?
 
2     Fossils are the remains of plants or animals that lived long ago. They tell us about dinosaurs and many other things that lived before humans. Scientists can tell how old the fossils are. They can do chemical tests on the rocks to find out how old they are. That tells them how old the fossil is, too.
 
3     Fossils are rare. Most animals died and then just rotted away. Sometimes, though, they died in just the right place to make a fossil. Maybe a dinosaur died in a river. Its soft parts, the skin and muscle, rotted. The bones sank to the bottom of the river into mud. After thousands or millions of years, mud and bones turned into rock. Earth's surface changes over time. Rocks are lifted up by pressure from inside the Earth. Erosion wears away the surface. Older rock layers are exposed. That is how fossil rocks are found.
 
4     Today teams of experts work together to find fossils. A paleontologist (pay lee on TALL oh jist) is a scientist who studies ancient life on Earth-things like the fossils of plants and animals. A geologist is a scientist who can tell the age of rocks and fossils. Draftsmen draw pictures of the fossils. Workers dig the fossil out of the rock. Photographers take pictures of the find. Specialists prepare the fossil for the museum.

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Dinosaurs
             Dinosaurs


Fossils
             Fossils


Science
             Science


    Careers in Science  
 
    Caring for Earth  
 
    Clouds  
 
    Dinosaurs  
 
    Earth's Land  
 
    Earth  
 
    Earthquakes  
 
    Electricity  
 
    Energy  
 
    Erosion  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Food Webs and Food Chain  
 
    Forces and Motion  
 
    Fossils  
 
    Health and Nutrition  
 
    How Things Work  
 
    Landforms  
 
    Life Science  
 
    Light  
 
    Magnets  
 
    Matter  
 
 
    Moon  
 
    Natural Disasters  
 
    Photosynthesis  
 
    Plant and Animal Cells  
 
    Plants  
 
    Rocks and Minerals  
 
    Science Process Skills  
 
    Scientific Notation  
 
    Seasons  
 
    Simple Machines  
 
    Soil  
 
    Solar System  
 
    Sound  
 
    Space and Stars  
 
    Sun  
 
    Tsunami  
 
    Volcanoes  
 
    Water Cycle  
 
    Water  
 
    Weather  
 



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