Presentation on theme: "A T-Rex Named Sue & How to Raise a Dinosaur. Sue is the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered! Her fossil was found."— Presentation transcript:
Sue is the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered! Her fossil was found in North Dakota in 1990 (12 hours east of Idaho Falls). Sue died at age 28, 67 million years ago. (Scientists believe most T-rexs lived 30 years.) She is named for the scientist who discovered her, Sue Hendrickson. (How cool would it be to have a dinosaur named after you?!) This exhibit was created by The Field Museum, Chicago, and made possible through the generosity of McDonalds ® Corporation.
There are lots of exhibits about Sue that are interactive! You get to touch and move as you learn about Sue. You can feel what is like to move those tiny front arms! You can see what vision was like for a T-rex and a triceratops and get a view of a cretaceous landscape! You can watch Sues table manners when she ate (Boy, would your mother be upset)! You can experience her sense of smell to find food, water, and shelter! You can even safely come face to face with Sue!
Raise To collect, gather, procure To cause to arise, appear To cause to come about To construct or erect In this exhibit you will learn about the processes of finding, uncovering, preserving, building, and displaying dinosaur skeletons from fossils.
Begin with learning how to find the best places to look in order to find fossil evidence. Learn to identify the difference between bones and rocks. See the tools paleontologists use in the field and in the lab. As you see this process at work, you will also see the end products; bones and skeletons of many dinosaurs. See how you measure up to a diplodocus, stegosaurus, and an Allosaurus. See a very rare gargoyleosaurus skull found in Wyoming (our next door neighbor!).
By the end of this exhibit you will have: come face to face with a T-rex, looked an Allosaurus in the eye and lived to tell about it, seen how you measure up to a stegosaurus! You will also learn about paleontology and how you can find the next big discovery! Maybe a dinosaur will be named after YOU!
Get pumped and prepped for this exhibit by doing one or more of the following activities for your class: Watch Reading Rainbows video; Digging for Dinosaurs by Aliki Look at Life Size Dinosaurs by David Bergen Go to The Chicago Field Museums website about this exhibit: http://fieldmuseum.org/sites/default/files/Sue.factsheet.p df http://fieldmuseum.org/sites/default/files/Sue.factsheet.p df Teachers can find curriculum at the Museum of Idahos website www.museumofidaho.org/www.museumofidaho.org/
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