Trace Fossils - Relative Dating
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by Kathy Egbert
| 17 Questions
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Scientists get excited when they have the opportunity to find trace fossils that show foot prints of organisms. This allows scientists to predict or theorize about the weight/height/etc of organisms, predator-prey relationship, and mating or daily feeding routines. Study this picture carefully and determine who went through this area first, second, third, etc.
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Who was in the area first?
A bear
B bird
C deer
D dog
E duck
F human
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Who entered the area next?
A bear
B bird
C deer
D dog
E duck
F human
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Who entered the area next?
A bear
B bird
C deer
D dog
E duck
F human
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Who entered the area next?
A bear
B bird
C deer
D dog
E duck
F human
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Who entered the area next?
A bear
B bird
C deer
D dog
E duck
F human
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Who entered the area last?
A bear
B bird
C deer
D dog
E duck
F human
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Who got eaten/killed/or carried away?
A bear
B bird
C deer
D dog
E duck
F human
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Which animal did the attacking causing the pool of blood?
A bear
B bird
C deer
D dog
E duck
F human
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What was the dog tracking?
A No one. The dog was the human's pet.
B Bird
C Duck
D Deer
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The stride of the duck foot prints indicates that most likely it
A was feeding and got startled and then ran until it took flight.
B was slowly feeding in the water and then it swam away speedily.
C was caught by the dog and killed.
D was caught by the bear and killed.
E was shot by the human and the human was carrying it home for dinner.
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The bear's stride changed several times. What is the most likely explanation for the bear's change in strides?
A It smelled the dog and increased its speed to catch the dog.
B It caught the scent of the deer and increased its stride to catch the deer.
C It caught the scent of the human and increased its stride to intersect the human.
D It caught the scent of the bird and changed direction to catch the bird for dinner.
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The human's stride shows he/she was
A walking.
B running.
C standing still.
D walking and running.
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The bird must have come through
A before the human and bear because it's foot prints are covered up by blood.
B soon after the human and bear interacted because there is blood on its foot prints.
C a long time after the human and bear interacted because the blood was dry and there wasn't any blood on the bird's foot prints.
D while the human and bear were interacting because it turned around and left.
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The deer's stride most likely indicates that it
A was running away from the dog.
B was running away from the human.
C was walking, stopping and eating at an even gait.
D was walking at an even gait.
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The dog's stride most likely indicates that it
A increased its stride due to the scent of the deer.
B decreased its stride due to the scent of the bear.
C stopped several times while tracking the deer.
D stayed the same because it didn't catch the scent of any animal.
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