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    Vocabulary
clues
        clues
I looked for clues, or
hints, to help me solve
the problem.
          clues
Sand-cast your own fossil
clues from the past when
monsters roamed and left odd
tracks and dinner crumbs in
the prehistoric ooze.
Clues are hints that help
solve a mystery or a
problem.
pre his tor ic
      prehistoric
The dinosaur is a prehistoric
animal. It lived before people
recorded information or
events.
      prehistoric
Sand-cast your own fossil
clues from the past when
monsters roamed and left odd
tracks and dinner crumbs in
the prehistoric ooze.
Prehistoric means belonging
to a time before people
started writing history.
im print
         imprint
The rabbit’s foot had made an
imprint in the snow. You could
clearly see its trail.
         imprint
First gather some feathers,
twigs, bones (fish bones are
fun), seashells, stones, or
small sharp rocks to imprint or
embed in sand.
Imprint means to mark by
applying pressure.
mold
          mold
My grandmother uses a
mold to make cookies the
shape of stars.
             mold
Along with this interesting
assortment of objects, you’ll also
need enough plaster of Paris to
fill a mold, sand for shaping the
mold, and a container.
A mold is a hollow form
that material is poured
into to make a shape.
shal low
        shallow
The water in the shallow
end of the pool came up
to my knees.
        shallow
A plastic-lined, shallow
cardboard box works well.
Shallow means not deep.
tex tures
      textures
Sandpaper and some rocks
have rough textures.
       textures
Textures and other
features can be made by
pressing different objects
into the sand.
Textures are the different
looks and feel of things.
in struc tions
      instructions
If you follow the instructions,
you can easily put the kite
together.
      instructions
When you have finished making
the mold, mix the plaster
according to the instructions
on the box.
Instructions are an
explanation or directions.

				
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