Download PDF by Thor Hansen, Irwin Slesnick: Adventures in paleontology: 36 classroom fossil activities

By Thor Hansen, Irwin Slesnick

ISBN-10: 0873552725

ISBN-13: 9780873552721

Thousands of years after vanishing from the Earth, dinosaurs nonetheless have the facility to stir students’ interest. Deepen that curiosity with Adventures in Paleontology, a chain of vigorous hands-on actions specifically for center schoolers. This superbly illustrated complete colour ebook positive factors 36 actions that open scholars as much as quite a few foundational sciences, together with biology, geology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. for instance: • “How Do Fossils Form?” discusses how organisms develop into fossils and illustrates the concept that with actions that simulate fossil-making strategies. • “What are you able to research From Fossils?” explores what fossils educate approximately historic organisms. • “Mass Extinction and Meteor Collisions With Earth” discusses lately chanced on hyperlinks among meteor and asteroid affects in the world and the loss of life of animals like dinosaurs. different chapters hide tips to inform the age of the Earth; how dinosaurs developed; and variety, category, and taxonomy.! the ultimate chapters supply humanistic views on fossils in literature and paintings. As an eye catching supplement to the textual content, vibrant complete colour illustrations convey not only skeletons and animal tracks but in addition what dinosaurs most likely gave the impression of of their average settings. convenient line drawings advisor scholars via every one step of the actions.

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The long, pointed, spear-like tail spikes were clearly for defense. But what about those plates on Stegosaurus’ back, were they for defense too? Let’s start our investigation of Stegosaurus by creating hypotheses about the purposes of the plates. Brainstorm some possibilities. 37 Scared cat arching its back and extending its fur to make itself look larger to enemies. 36 African porcupine showing its spiny defense. 38 Puffer fish in its normal uninflated pose (bottom) and how it looks when threatened (top).

Now try another demonstration with the butcher paper. First walk normally and then speed up. 13). Now how would you interpret the trackway below? What dinosaur made the tracks and what did it do? 15)? What dinosaurs made the tracks, how big were they, what happened? 14 Hadrosaur tracks indicating a change of direction and an increase in speed. 15 Hadrosaur tracks indicating change of direction and speed. Carnosaur tracks on intercept course and speeding up. , on two or four legs. 17). 18 is the track of a kind of ornithopod called a hadrosaur.

Heat regulation and defensive display. A D V E N T U R E S I N PA L E O N T O L O G Y 47 C H A P T E R 3 I N T R O D U C T I O N Mass Extinction and Meteor Collisions With Earth Introduction Earth is constantly bombarded by rocks from space. 1). Dust produces the often seen meteors or shooting Topic: Dinosaur Extinction stars, and boulders produce fireballs. org damage to Earth. Code: AP007 Most large meteors originate in the asteroid belt in orbit between Jupiter and Mars. They escape this orbit when asteroid collisions occur, or when strong gravitational forces from Jupiter perturb them into new Earth-crossing orbits.

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