In this resource, students learn about current research and be a scientist, analysing evidence from millions of years ago, and then their local environment, to make predictions. In the first activity, students learn about life as a curator at Queensland Museum, and the projects that Patrick Couper, Senior Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians, has worked on. In the second activity, students analyse the diet of extinct Queensland animals and use their prior knowledge to predict the structure of the digestive systems of dinosaurs and marine reptiles. In the final activity, students explore what palaeontologists can learn from coprolites (fossilised faeces).
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