Dinosaur footprints – level 2

15-02-2024 15:00

People discovered dinosaur footprints in the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Texas, US.

Park officials said that the footprints could be over 113 million years old, and they could be the longest dinosaur track in North America. Many footprints in the park became visible and invisible again. It depended on weather and the water in rivers. The Paluxy River shrank because it rained very little in previous months. Thanks to this, people could see footprints which were usually at the bottom of the river.

The footprints were under layers of sediment and other material for more than 20 years. For a few days, people could see and touch them. Then, they disappeared underwater again.

Difficult words: visible (something what people can see), invisible (something what people can’t see), shrink (to become smaller), sediment (material at the bottom of a sea or river).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What caused the footprints in Dinosaur Valley State Park to become visible and invisible again?


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