Martin Whyte is an expert in dinosaur footprints, and he showed us some. Sometimes they are very hard to see, and you have to be an expert to find them. I'm going to be a fossil expert when I grow up. I need to find a lobster and put it in a special potion, too!
Martin also had a big dinosaur footprint. It was from a sauropod. Sauropods are what you call the group of the biggest dinosaurs, and they all ate plants. They had to eat plants nearly the whole, whole day, just to have enough energy for their big bodies. Martin said that experts estimate how big a dinosaur is by looking at the footprint, and then they say it was about four times as big as that!! I wanted my own big dinosaur footprint, so we took a photo of a drawing with a scale that said how big it was, and Mummy drew a grid on paper and then a larger grid and made it big, and then we cut it out and put it on cardboard and traced it, and Mummy cut it with a special super-sharp knife. It even folds in half, just like Martin's!!
Hello, my name is Toby. I am five years old, and I want to be a palaeontologist. I really like fossils, so I'm writing down everything I do with fossils! My Mummy is doing the typing until I'm a bit older, but she writes everything I say.