Unit 7: Exercise 1A Matching Animal Tracks

Hey guys, it’s Liv and today, we’re going
to learn about tracks with Biology in a Box. This is Unit 7, exercise 1A. Every species has unique and different feet. And when they travel, they leave behind tracks. Otherwise known as, footprints. As you complete the following exercise, I
want you to think about what more we could learn from these tracks. The purpose of this exercise is to match the
animal track with the animal that put it there. It is best for age groups, kindergarten through
first grade. For this exercise, you will need a track identification
sheet which shows the tracks, a picture of the animal and the name. You will also need the tracks, A through R. Starting with A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, and last but, not least R. The instructions on how to do this activity
are choose one of the identification sheets. Find the animal track that matches the one
of the page. To do this, you need to examine the picture,
read the name, and look at the tracks. Once you’ve found a match, repeat these steps
for all animal tracks. So earlier, I asked “How we could tell more
about the tracks?” So, from the footprint you can also learn
how long ago the track was made by as a track ages, its edges become less sharp. This of course, is effected by the weather. You can also learn how big the animal was. The heavier the animal, the deeper the print. The larger the animal, the larger the print. Also, depth is effected by how soft the ground
was at the time the footprint was made. You can also determine how fast the animal
was going by the spacing between each footprint. If, you follow the tracks chances are you
can find the animal and where it was leading at, where it was leading to and where its
home is at. And remember, what all we can learn from just
a footprint. Bye!

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