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Dinosaur Digs You Can Join about this areas remarkable geology, there are five activities in which Old TrailMuseum s Curator of paleontology, Rebecca Hanna, will teach this class http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/dinos/dinodigs.html
Preface To Learning From The Fossil Record is not, and in particular to teach the process of many examples of resources and activitieseffective in teaching major concepts in paleontology and related http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/preface.html
Extractions: PREFACE TOXIC GASES in the Earth's atmosphere. Bizarre sea creatures bearing eyeballs on the ends of long stalks. A land with "ferns" growing over 10 m (30 feet) high, but no grass. Giant dragonflies and spiders measuring almost a meter (3 feet). Flying reptiles the size of small airplanes. Giant meteors and massive volcanic eruptions. Sounds like a story for science fiction. It is a story, but it is not fiction. These are all events in the history of our Earth. We have learned and continue to learn about this story from the evidence preserved in the fossil record. Not all the chapters are written because much of the evidence is incomplete. Therefore, to understand this history and to reconstruct the ancient worlds alluded to above requires a large input of imagination. This is the best of stories, and one that needs telling. It is also SCIENCE! Simply defined, science is the disciplined interplay of data and imagination. A student's fascination with fossils and ancient, exotic worlds can be tapped in order to have them think scientifically as they use data as a springboard for imagination. There is a critical need for greater scientific literacy in the US. Citizens need to have greater scientific knowledge and a better understanding of what science is, of how the sciences have contributed to our society and economy, and of how scientific approaches and information are required to protect the world's ecosystem so that it and we can coexist. In order to address these issues through education, the National Academy of Sciences has produced an extensive set of National Standards for Science Education. The study of the history of our Earth and of ancient life can provide a very "user-friendly" way of teaching science to students, and many of the National Standards can be addressed through paleontological examples. Part of the aim of this workshop is to provide examples of activities that are effective, engaging to students, and also address specific National Standards.
GeoDetectives, Paleontology, Activity List Activity descriptions teach students about paleontological digs and their difficulties.teach students how permineralized fossils form. http://www.nps.gov/brca/Geodetect/Paleontology/Paleo unitpage.htm
Extractions: Activity descriptions: Threads of Life explains fossil associations, as well as when they appeared and disappeared through Earth's history. Putting it all Together takes students through a paleontological dig and the difficulties of deciphering the information presented by the fossils. Let's make a Fossil #1 presents an idea most people associate with fossil production, permineralization. This process forms petrified wood and preserves animals' hard parts Let's make a Fossil #2 presents two common types of fossils, molds and casts. Students make a mold and cast. From these new fossils they describe information about the object that created the fossil. Reading the Chapters of Time uses information learned about fossils throughout the unit to decipher the age of rocks and determine rock layers.
GeoDetectives, Paleontology, Paleo Dig Instructional method Experiment / Activity. Goal To teach how paleontological digsdevelop and Define paleontologist and paleontology ; List the steps taken http://www.nps.gov/brca/Geodetect/Paleontology/puttogether.htm
Dinosaurs of this activity is to teach the children Dinosaur Internet Resources/Dinosaur InternetActivities. Check out Dinosaur and Vertebrate paleontology (links and http://www.theteachersguide.com/Dinosaurs.html
Extractions: Dinosaurs Thematic Unit Dinoaurs Thematic Unit is based on the following pieces of literature: Digging Up Dinosaurs, The Magic School Bus ® In the Time of the Dinosaurs. This reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities. Also included are management ideas, creative suggestions for the classroom, and a bibliography. Browse through the dinosaur bookstore and save up to 40% from Barnes and Noble
Extractions: This site takes you through a fictional murder trial, but, in the words of the site: "This is more than an exciting fictional story... Absolutely every aspect of the tale is researched and legally accurate." Includes a look at landmark Supreme Court cases and legal documents. This page was designed by high school students and won first prize in 1996's ThinkQuest's educational Web design competition. Text, photos, graphics
Ithaca Times early learner exhibits, which feature activities for preschoolers and he has usedthe Paleontological Research Institution come to class and teach his students http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10250460&BRD=1395&PAG=461&dept_id=5252
Evolution_application_inservice the average class size that you teach? courses specifically titled Evolution, Paleontologyor Historical relevant professional development activities that you http://www.cas.astate.edu/evolution/teach_application.htm
Extractions: YES NO IF YES , PLEASE ABANDON THIS FORM AND COMPLETE THE SURVEY FOR Pre-service and undergraduate students Teaching Experience How many years have you been a teacher or professional educator? Please include any home schooling in your response. What teaching certificates or licenses do you currently hold? Do you teach in a private school, public school or do you home school? YES NO How many class periods do you teach per day? How long is an average class period? What is the average class size that you teach? Please list any extra curricular activities that you sponsor or supervise at your school. If you do not sponsor any extra curricular activities, please check the box
Montana Dinosaur Activities known for its spectacular paleontological discoveries, geological exposures, wildlifehabitat and Native American activities. Watch a deer gently teach her fawn http://montanakids.com/db_engine/presentations/presentation.asp?pid=301&sub=Mont
Cartoons And Paper Aeroplanes Teach Physics Cartoons and paper aeroplanes teach physics Sept the fresh opportunity to reignitestudents` enthusiasm for all school subjects and extra curricular activities. http://www.brightsurf.com/EU_news_092302.html
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UH GK-12 Candace Felling's GK-12 Project insight into the work of a paleontologist, students followed up the activities witha Provide field experiences to teach environmental science; Model http://www.hawaii.edu/gk-12/evolution/candacef.mp.htm
Extractions: I have been involved in several projects for the GK-12 Program. "A T. rex named Sue" at Bishop Museum The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum was one of the first two sites selected to display "Sue", the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton discovered by Sue Hendrickson in the hills of South Dakota. Sue Hendrickson and "Sue" fossil preparator, Terry Wentz, visited Honolulu and Bishop Museum to participate in a day of paleontology activities with approximately 100 elementary and intermediate Hawai`i public school children. My task was to create and lead four hands-on activities for the children. My objective was to have the students gain a glimpse into the variety of tasks that a paleontologist can do. Armed with new knowledge and insight into the work of a paleontologist, students followed up the activities with a question and answer discussion with Sue Hendrickson and Terry Wentz. Sue Hendrickson and Terry Wentz at Bishop Museum Digging for fossils at Bishop Museum Click here for more photos from "A T. rex named Sue"
Dig: Massachusetts Archaeology Events are handson activities that teach the archaeological ages 4-12 enjoy hands-on activitiesand games of Holyoke has an interactive paleontological exhibit called http://www.digonsite.com/guide/massachusetts.html
Extractions: MASSACHUSETTS Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project offers archaeology education programs for children and adults, family programs, and free lab tours. For more information, call (508) 223-7732 or visit www.PARP4Kids.com The Massachusetts Historical Commission sponsors Massachusetts Archaeology Week. Visit www.state.ma.us/sec/mhc/mhcarch/archidx.htm for a detailed calendar. At the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, teachers and students can visit behind the scenes into a laboratory that analyzes animal bones recovered from archaeological sites. For reservations, call the Education Department, (617) 495-2341. The Worcester Art Museum offers ongoing youth and adult education classes, free school tours, and a free public tour. For more information, call (508) 799-4406, or visit www.worcesterart.org The Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site schedules free ranger-guided activities through the archaeological collections and working reconstructions, to introduce Boy and Girl Scouts to the fascinating research field of archaeology. For reservations, call (781) 231-7342. The Museum of our National Heritage offers workshops and events for children of all ages. For more information and an event schedule, call (781) 861-6559.
Dig: New York Archaeology Events The Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca offers fields schools designedto teach children about activities in these programs include archaeological http://www.digonsite.com/guide/newyork.html
Extractions: NEW YORK The American Museum of Natural History offers digging Up the Past, a workshop for kids 9-10 that shows how life developed on earth. By excavating and making their own fossils, children discover how fossils are found and how they provide clues to the past. For more information on this and other children's workshops, call (212) 769-5200. New York City high school students can take several after-school classes in human evolution and the application of physical and cultural anthropological techniques. Classes include free laboratory work and demonstrations. They are held from 4-6 p.m., once a week for five weeks. To get on the mailing list or find out about classes offered at the museum, call Anna Marchini at (212) 769-5906. The Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca offers programs every second Saturday of the month, when kids can bring in a fossil to be identified by a staff member. All events are free to members; nonmembers pay $2. To find out information on specific events scheduled for 2001, paleo-lovers should log on to www.priweb.org
Extractions: Discussions held at the workshop by members of the Independent Paleontologist Topic Session were attended by Warren Allmon, Jens Franzen, Whitey Hagadorn, Kurt Henne, Cathleen May, and Chris Cozart, Topic Coordinator. Independent paleontologists are individuals within the paleontological community who have a great interest in paleontology but earn a living through other means. These individuals collect, study, or teach about fossils but, for the most part, do not have an academic degree in paleontology. The discussions and recommendations reported in this paper do not represent a consensus of all interested parties but reflect the opinions of those participating in the workshop. They are meant only to provide a basis for future discussions. An issue at the workshop was the lack of understanding within the broader paleontological community regarding what an independent paleontologist is and what group of people the term represents. Such other terms as amateur or avocational paleontologist have somewhat different meanings and connotations. The tremendous range of activities, interests, and expertise among these individuals discourages use of a collective term to describe everyone with a nonprofessional, noncommercial interest in fossils. For the purpose of facilitating session discussion the group adopted the term avocational paleontologist, recognizing that nomenclature and labels do not adequately describe this range and may constrain their perceived value.
Extractions: Paper No. 55-11 Presentation Time: 10:30 AM-10:45 AM PALEONTOLOGICAL CONCEPTS FOR ALL STUDENTS: PHYSICAL, NOT VISUAL, INQUIRY BASED ACTIVITIES FOR ENGAGING STUDENTS IN SCIENCE OROSZI, Terry L. , Biological Sciences, Wright State Univ, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, email@example.com and BRAME, Roderic I., Wright State Univ, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001 This activity was first designed to overcome visual impairments because most fossil exercises are heavily if not totally dependent on visual acuity. During the invention of this activity we discovered that not only can this be used for students with visual impairments but also a powerful tool for ALL students to learn basic concepts associated with fossil identification and paleontology. These concepts lend themselves to extended investigations in diversity, paleoecology, and evolution. Besides addressing the Paleontological concepts the activity can be used for developing higher order thinking skills, integration of other related sciences, and teaching the scientific method all of which are necessary for engaging ALL students in geoscience research partnerships. 2002 Denver Annual Meeting (October 27-30, 2002)
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Extractions: Add your Link You may also write to the Subaru Earth Science Teacher for education related questions. (Web site) Students wishing to be licensed to teach at the elementary/middle school level must also take the Professional Teacher Education Program. (Web site) Member, College of Education (NLU) Self-Study Committee (Science) for National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 1988 - 1993. (Web site)
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Extractions: General Public Interpretation Newletter Subscription to Paleontology Publication such as Southwest Quest Volunteer newsletter Monthly meetings with speakers Educational programs Coordination with UGS Paleontology Volunteer Certification Program and other specialized training Invitations to museum receptions Museum store discount Discounts on museum programs and special events Unlimited free museum admission for families Eligibility for election to the Society's Board of Directors Community Activities Establish a Science Center Guild A volunteer auxiliary organization for the Science Center. Members of the Guild could serve as tour guides, staff the gift shop, raise funds for the museum, and host special events. Membership would be open to anyone interested in supporting the Science Center. Meetings would be free and open to the public.