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This interactive internet exercise engages students in cooperative library and web research on a controversial topic in science (and ethics), specifically the cloning of extinct forms of life. To debate the many complex issues embedded in this topic, students have to apply knowledge acquired from a variety of sources about dinosaurs, their evolutionary history, diversity, distribution, physiology, ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Paleontology
 
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This article describes the potential benefits of Student-Scientist partnerships (SSPs) to both students and researchers. Scientists' concerns with the accuracy of data acquired by students are discussed. An overview is presented of a pilot SSP in which 4th-9th grade students perform research on Devonian marine fossil assemblages. Assessment results show that useable data can be obtained from SSPs, ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Paleontology
 
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NOTE: This is a large file, 15.5mb in size! A primary obstacle to urban precollege geoscience education is limited access to inquiry-based geoscience experiences that are engaging and relevant to students' lives. Opportunities are reduced by the common misconception that the geosciences are less relevant to urban audiences and by the financial limitations of many urban school districts. This paper ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Paleontology
 
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This article describes an interactive game that can be used in conjunction with traditional laboratory work, group discussions, student presentations, and writing exercises. It provides an enjoyable and motivating dimension to a university seminar/lab course in Historical Geology and Paleontology. A simple spelling-bee-type game evolves over ten weeks into a room-sized board game based on the geologic ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology, Paleontology
 
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