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Exemplary Teaching Activities

Beginning in 2011, On the Cutting Edge began a process to review the extensive collection of activities submitted by workshop participants and members of the geoscience community. The Review Processes page illuminates the details of the peer review process, and the activities are scored on 5 elements: scientific veracity; alignment of goals, activity, and assessment; pedagogical effectiveness; robustness; and completeness of the ActivitySheet. The activities that score very highly in these areas become part of the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection and are featured below. As of the fall of 2015, the entirety of the legacy activity collection has been reviewed. We are developing a process with NAGT by which new submissions can also get reviewed and be added to the reviewed collection.


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Paleoecology Lab part of Courses:Paleontology:Activities
James Ebert, SUNY College at Oneonta
This activity gives students practice in identifying fossils in the context of assemblages and allows them to make paleoecological interpretations.

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The Fidelity of the Fossil Record: Using Preservational Characteristics of Fossils within an Assemblage to Interpret the Relative State of Spatial and Temporal Fidelity part of Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Michael Savarese, Florida Gulf Coast University
This exercise introduces students to the concept of temporal and spatial fidelity, to the different types of fossil assemblages, and how the taphonomic characteristics of an assemblage can be used to assess the ...

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A tour of the Mariana Subduction System part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons
Andrew Goodliffe, University of Alabama, The
This lesson presents a brief tour of the Mariana subduction system, an active continental margin in the west Pacific.

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Layer Cake Geology part of Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Molly Ward, Museum of the Rockies
This activity visually introduces students to the idea of geologic time and the correlation between time, rock layers and fossils. It uses the familiar, relevant example of cake but teaches important concepts such ...

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Measuring Dinosaur Speed from Trackways part of Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Bret Bennington, Hofstra University
This activity demonstrates how measurements taken from fossil trackways can be used to estimate the speed at which extinct animals were moving when they made the trackways, providing students the opportunity to ...

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Interpreting Fossil Assemblages part of Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Diana Boyer, SUNY College at Oswego
This assignment is a synthesis of many of the skills learned throughout the course from taxonomic identification to paleoecological interpretations.

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Systematics of some enigmatic part of Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Allison Tumarkin-Deratzian, Temple University
Students and instructor work through a guided exercise to construct a character matrix and cladograms describing relationships between different types of paper clips. Students then break into small groups to ...

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Trial by fire in the vertebrate graveyard part of Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Allison Tumarkin-Deratzian, Temple University
Students work through a series of stations displaying isolated bones, and answer short-answer questions designed to introduce them to formulating and defending hypotheses concerning anatomical and taxonomic ...

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Life Mode Characteristics part of Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Steve Hageman, Appalachian State University
This exercise provides a standardized format that can be used to describe the life mode and its characteristics for most any organism or group of organisms.

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Are You Smarter Than a Dinosaur? part of Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Martin Farley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Students investigate the intelligence of dinosaurs by comparing the relative size of brain and body mass to living animals.

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