You have decided to add an animal
footprint catcher to the outdoor classroom! How exciting! It will be
fun to see what animal prints you catch. Think about the animals that
might live behind our school! We could see wild turkey, deer, rabbit,
fox, skunk (P.U.!), raccoon, opossum, and bird tracks.
Your next task is to become an expert on the types of materials that
can be used to make an animal footprint catcher. Yes, there is more
than one way to build one!
You need to visit the sites below and read about footprint catchers.
You need to become an expert on them! Complete the questions on the
research guide. Make sure you do a VERY good job. The lists you make
will be very important to building the project you decide on. If you
leave out just one item it may cause a big problem when the project is
Now stop and look at the
lists. Are there any items that weren't listed on the sites that you
know you'll need? For example, if you are building something made of
wood you know you'll need a hammer and nails. Take a moment to think
about both projects.
It's time to make a decision!
What material are you going to use to make the animal footprint catcher?
I choose to
use mud! I choose to use sand!