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reviewed by Terri Schlichenmeyer
Every time you walk your dog in the park or in town, you know you have to clean up after the things your doggie-doo. Yeah, it’s disgusting but eeeeuuuuwww, nobody wants to step in that. Yuck.
Aren’t you glad you don’t have a pet Diplodocus at the end of the leash? He would be as tall as a four-story building and he’d weigh more than your family’s vehicle. Imagine the pooper-scooper you’d need to clean up after him.
Well, did you know that you might’ve stepped in dinosaur poop yesterday? There might even be some in your back yard. Seriously. Find out more in “Dino Poop” by Jane Hammerslough.
Millions of years ago, when dinosaurs walked across your street and into your neighbor’s garden, they left behind lots of dung.
They couldn’t help it. Toilets hadn’t been invented yet.
the poop fell on the ground,
sediment fell on top of it which protected the poop from bacteria. Over the years, the sediment became
rock-hard. In the meantime, minerals
from water in the
what do coprolites look
like? Well, they look just like rocks,
only not as big as you’d think they’d be.
Paleoscatologists (the guys who study dinosaur poop) have
coprolites less than 10 cm long, and they’ve found monster poop bigger
football. That, they
how can you find your own
dinosaur poop? It’s not going to be
easy. Jane Hammerslough says that
dinosaurs left lots of poo on the ground, but not much of it lasted to
day. That shouldn’t stop you from
looking for other cool fossils, though.
In recent years, scientists have found ancient tree spit
vomit, huge wooly mammoths preserved in gi-normous frozen
ice cubes, and real
you got a budding scientist on
your hands? Then “Dino Poop”
Poop” is meant for kids age 7-and-up,
but I think a savvy, dinosaur-crazy 5-year-old would get a kick out of
book. Pick up
And – eeuuuwww - go wash your hands.
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