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Digging Dinosaurs Toolbox

This toolbox provides teachers with one-of-a-kind Museum casts of dinosaurs unearthed by Utah paleontologists.

What's in the Digging Dinosaurs Toolbox?

Fossil Specimens: Allosaurus upper jaw bone with teeth, Tyrannosaurus rex tooth, Utahraptor hand claw, Grallator track (footprint), Black bear jaw, Elk jaw, Coyote jaw, Diabloceratops skull, frill piece, & horn, Apatosaurus hip bone with tooth marks, Tarbosaurus toe bones, Dinosaur egg, Modern and fossilized seashell, Modern and petrified wood

Books:  DK Eyewitness: Fossil by Dr. Paul Taylor, DK Eyewitness: Dinosaur (with CD & Poster) by David Lambert, Bones Rock! by Peter Larson & Kristin Donnan, Dinosaurs of Utah by Pat Bagley, Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki

Other materials:  DVD—A Fossil’s Journey, NHMU, Measuring Tapes (5), Hand Lenses (5), Laminated Dino Fact Cards (for each dinosaur fossil cast in crate) (8), Laminated Deep Time Maps – World and Utah (23), Meet the NHMU Paleontologists (2 bios), Utah’s Newest Dinosaur Discoveries (articles & photos), Rules for Collecting Fossils in Utah, Utah in the Age of the Dinosaurs, Where to see fossils in Utah – Utah Museums, Quarries, Tracksites, List of good websites, Care of Fossil Casts Sheet


 

Teaching Toolboxes include relevant curriculum tied to Utah State Core Curriculum Standards.  

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