Student Activities

Making Tracks

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Grade Level:
Lower Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade


Students will compare the tracks of grizzly bears, wolves and humans and make observations about their similarities and differences. 

Have students follow the directions on the worksheet to trace their hands/feet over the appropriate track and then answer the questions. 


Additional Resources

The Bears of Yellowstone Electronic Field Trip. This field trip is currently unavailable. 

Bush, Robert H. (2007). The Wolf Almanac, New and Revised: A Celebration of Wolves and Their World. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press.

Connolly, Brian A (2013). Alphie: a Yellowstone wolf pup. College Station, TX: Publishing.

Dolson, Sylvia (2009). Bear-ology: Fascinating bear facts, tales, & trivia. Masonville, CO: PixyJack Press, LLC.

Evert, Laura (2000). Wolves (Our wild world). Cooper Square Publishing.

Halfpenny, James (2001). Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains, 2nd (Scats and Tracks Series). Helena, MT: Falcon Guide.

Halfpenny, James, Tracy D. Furman (2010). Tracking Wolves: the basics. Gardiner, MT: A Naturalist’s World.

Shapira, Amy, Douglas H.Chadwick (2011). Growing Up Grizzly: The true story of Baylee and her cubs. Helena, MT: Falcon Guide.

Smith, Douglas W., Gary Ferguson (2012). Decade of the Wolf, revised and updated edition: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone. Guilford, CT: the Lyons Press

The Wolves of Yellowstone: Legacy, Legend, and Recovery: Electronic Field Trip. This field trip is currently unavailble.

Wondrak Biel, Alice (2006). Do (Not) Feed the Bars: The fitful history of wildlife and tourists in Yellowstone. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.

Yellowstone’s Mammals


Download Making Tracks handouts

Last updated: September 10, 2015