Complete eight of the following requirements to earn this patch:
1. Name the difference between a pictograph and a petroglyph.
2. Find the Geiger Counter Exhibit on the second floor and use it to test the different rocks for radioactivity. Which one is the most radioactive?
3. When dinosaur bones are found in the field, they are removed from the rock and transported back to the lab in a material called a plaster jacket. Look in the Palaeontology Lab.
What do these jackets remind you of?
4. Give an example of an animal that is a carnivore, herbivore, and an omnivore.
5. Name one of the differences between an amphibian (i.e. frog) and a reptile (i.e. lizard).
6. Name the five indigenous nations of Utah. Which two cultures preceded them?
7. Identify the ancestor of the horse that existed 50 million years ago.
What modern animal is the same size?
8. Visit the Romney Mine exhibit. Was this a pleasant working place for miners?
Why or why not?
9. Utah was home to many different dinosaurs. Which dinosaur is Utah's state vertebrate fossil? Was it a carnivore or an herbivore?
10. Before leaving the Museum, tell your leader about something new that you learned during your visit.
For more information and to make reservations:
Visit: www.nhmu.utah.edu, or call 801-585-9496
Hours: Open daily - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission - 4:30 p.m.)
Wednesday - 10:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m. (Last admission - 8:30 p.m.)
Location: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT
Admission: $6.00 per boy, $9.00 per adult
*Discounted fees for groups of 12 or more.
*Free admission offered quarterly.
This patch may be purchased at a local Scout Shop.