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Sue at the Field Museum

www.fieldmuseum.org


  1. Who is Sue? Sue is a T-Rex________________________

  2. Sue stands how high at the hips? _______________. How long is Sue from head to tail? __________________________________

  3. Where is Sue’s real skull on display? __________________________________

  4. Some of Sue’s vital statistics. Look under the vital statistics tab.

    1. Age: ________________________________

    2. Discovered: _________________________________________________

    3. Estimated live weight: _________________________________________

    4. Weight of skull: ___________________________________________

    5. Length of Skull: ___________________________________________

    6. Number of teeth: __________________________________________

    7. Length of teeth: ___________________________________________

    8. Diet: __________________________________________________

    9. Sex: ___________________________________________________

  5. Who found Sue and what are the circumstances surrounding her discovery? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  6. Describe, in your own words, the dispute over Sue. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  7. Sue’s Connections. Click on Sue’s connections and you’ll see a map. Click on numbers 2, 6, and 9 and write what is written.

    1. (2) _________________________________________________________

    2. (6) _________________________________________________________

    3. (9) _________________________________________________________

  8. Look at the timeline and write what it says happened in June 1999. __________________________________________________________________

  9. Click on the tab Sue’s Skull and answer the following question. The structure and arrangement of the bones in the skull provide some of the best clues about what things? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  10. Click on the Facts, Theory, and Speculation tab one find one fact, one theory, and one speculation about Sue.

    1. Fact: __________________________________________________

    2. Theory: ________________________________________________

    3. Speculation: ____________________________________________

  11. Click on the tab Frequently Asked Questions, find and write the answer to the following question.

    1. Aren’t there bigger carnivorous dinosaurs known now? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  12. Sue is a permanent feature at what museum? __________________________________________________________________

Answers:


  1. The largest, most complete T-Rex fossil ever found

  2. At the hips = 13 feet; head to tail = 42feet

  3. Second floor balcony at the Stanley Field Hall

  4. Vital statistics

    1. 67 million years old

    2. Aug 12, 1990

    3. 7 tons

    4. 600 lbs

    5. 5 feet

    6. 58

    7. 7-1/2 – 12 inches

    8. meat

    9. unknown

  5. Sue Hendrickson – fossil hunter

  6. The dispute is over who owns Sue

  7. Sue’s Connections

    1. Santa Susanna, CA – CT scan at Boeing Lab

    2. San Bernardino, CA – students help repair Sue’s bones

    3. Woodside, CA – casts of some of Sue’s bones sent here to create replicas

  8. June 1999 – National Geographic article features Sue

  9. Ate, breathed, sensed her environment

  10. Facts, Theory, Speculation

    1. Fact: Sue had broken ribs

    2. Theory: Sue was an old T-Rex

    3. Speculation: What color was Sue

  11. Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Gigantosaurus is probably bigger

  12. Field Museum

Scott Ferguson – Clement



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