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This role-playing exercise casts students as scientific specialists, assigned to a group either supporting or opposing the cloning of dinosaurs. There are 4-6 specialists (or groups of specialists): geneticists, ecologists, etc., on each side. Each side researches for a couple of weeks and presents its argument in class (usually a single class period for each side), and other students can ask the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Project
Subject: Biology, Geologic time, Paleontology, Policy issues
 
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In this activity, the authors use a series of games to help students identify and answer questions about fossils. The game grows more complex over time as the instructors add rules and phyla to identify. The game begins as a simple "spelling bee" type competition to identify fossil arthropods. Each week, a new phylum and more kinds of questions are added, along with game pieces like dice, trilobucks, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Lab activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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This online computer game deals with why allosaurs hunted as they did, as well as how. The student needs to balance the need for food for energy and growth with the risk of being savaged by one's potential prey or killed outright by another allosaur. The "Big Al" starts out as a 0.2 kg hatchling and ends up as a hunter of sauropods and a parent to the next generation of allosaurs. On this Starting ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Paleontology Divisions offers educational resources on their website. Resources include booklets on geologic time, fossils, dinosaurs, and plate tectonics. Users can follow links to USGS resources including teaching sources and general interest information and non-USGS resources. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal, Clearinghouse
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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University of California's Museum of Paleontology has created a hyperlinked Geologic Timeline with all sorts of details about each time unit that may be useful later in the course. Each hyperlink contains a variety of information including stratigraphy, ancient life, localities and tectonics associated with that specific time period. Users can also link to an Introduction to Geology page and a description ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology, Structural geology
 
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The Sternberg Museum of Natural History Museum homepage contains information about the museum and its exhibits. The museum features many permanent exhibits such as life size dinosaur dioramas and a demonstration laboratory as well as traveling exhibits and shows. Users can find information on visiting the museum, public programs, museum publication, education, local weather data and more. Full description.
Grade level: Informal, General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Educational portal
Subject: Biology, Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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