Lessons for Paleontology

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  • We Can Dig It! - … about paleontology. After completing this group project, the students will be able to relate to paleontologists while understanding the significance of paleontology … about paleontology. After completing this group project, the students will be able to relate to paleontologists while understanding the significance of paleontologyPaleontology | PBS) This website allows students to view paleontologists discovering a new species fused inside metamorphic rock.Wired Science. Video: Virtual Paleontology
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  • Archaeology And Prehistoric Native Americans - … geological times. Background: Vocabulary: Archaeology history fossils sites Oto Dakota paleontology loway Native Americans artifacts excavation Omaha Mesquakie prehistory Indians features … learned to distinguish between archaeology and paleontology. Such a game could be a form of archaeological/ paleontological reconnaissance whereby half of the … sort these out correctly as appropriate to paleontology or archaeology. In a final exercise, discuss paleontology and archaeology as careers. Students could …
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  • Dinosaur Detectives - … to create a timeline of significant discoveries and people in paleontology. 9. Encourage students to expand their timelines in creative ways … in paleontologists' theories. Students may choose a current question in paleontology among those listed below: Were dinosaurs warm- or cold-blooded … . paleontology Definition: If you are interested in dinosaurs and fossils of ancient life-forms, you may enjoy a career in paleontology. Context …
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  • Becoming Whales - … example of another independent line of evidence which reinforces the paleontological evidence indicates habitat changes associated with early whale evolution. This … solution. (Posted 1 June 2006) Read this beautiful blending of paleontology, developmental morphology and the blossoming field of evolutionary developmental biology … see "Osmoregulation" on Thewissen's website] Blackburn, Daniel G. 1995. "Paleontology Meets the Creationist Challenge". Creation/Evolution Issue 36 (July 1995 …
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  • The Science of Digging Up Dinosaurs - … dinosaur findings and locations; read about the processes involved in paleontology, and explain why these steps are important; and write and … Have students read Thinking About Paleontology Processes, a list of six aspects of the science of paleontology: Developing a question that can … they will take to accomplish their assigned segment of the paleontology process. Their presentations should include both text and images. Every …
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  • No Bones About It - … board, each pair closely examines their dinosaur and writes a "Paleontology Report" about their observations, given their knowledge of the relationship … , extinct, hastened, mineralized, replicas, restoration, preservative, varnishes, seismometers, pigments, vertebrate, paleontology, deplored, besetting Extension Activities: 1. Examine the features that "define … Paleontology at the University of California at Berkeley (http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/index.html) offers an impressive array of online paleontology
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  • Fantastic Fossils - … Keywords: Biomimicry, Earth, extinct, fossil, geologic, geologic time scale, layer, paleontology, prehistoric, rock, sedimentary, soil Reviews: Read Reviews | Review/Comment Related … /intro.html Frequently-Asked Questions (about paleontology, fossils and dinosaurs). University of California Museum of Paleontology. Accessed May 17, 2007. http://www … ://www.m-w.com Paleontology Careers: I Want to Be a Paleontologist! Advice for Students and Parents. Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY …
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  • A Drip in Time Saves Nine - … classical folklorist cyclops femur giraffokeryx griffin mammoth mastodon mega fauna paleontology Peloponnesian Pelops proportion protoceratops quaternary period satyr scapula Scythian V … .2think.org/fossilhunters.shtml o Dino Land Paleontology Features: “Accounts of Greek and Roman Paleontology” by Adrienne Mayor http://www.geocities.com … .utexas.edu/eskeletons Optional: Mayor, Adrienne, The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press …
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  • Hunting Invertebrates in the Classroom - … general knowledge about evidence of life in the past and paleontology, or more simply, fossils, with an emphasis on the invertebrate … . The activity will introduce the student to the science of paleontology and its intimate relationship to sedimentary geology. The main concept … for the student. This is especially true of geology and paleontology which are fundamentally field sciences. The best activities are those …
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  • Can You Dig It?: Mapping the Squirrelasaur Site - … on fossils and dinosaurs they will participate in a schoolyard paleontology simulation. Students will be told that they have the opportunity … or performance assessment activity at the end of a paleontology unit. Background Information: Paleontology is a science that involves careful data collecting … activities and the materials listed in the activity above. Vocabulary: paleontology, paleontologist, fossil, GPS, site map Interdisciplinary Connections: ? The language arts …
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