On the Cutting Edge - Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty
Teaching Paleontology in the 21st Century
Topical Resources
Cutting Edge > Paleontology > Teaching Activities

Paleontology Teaching Activities


Help

Show all pages

Current Search Limits

Subject: Paleontology

showing only Geoscience > Paleontology > Extinction and Diversity Show all Subject: Paleontology

Resource Type: Activities

showing only Activities > Classroom Activity Show all Resource Type: Activities
Refine the Results

Subject: Paleontology Show all Subject: Paleontology

Resource Type: Activities Show all Resource Type: Activities

Results 1 - 7 of 7 matches

Devonian Transformation part of Activities
Students use the web to examine the biologic, geologic, atmospheric, and climatologically changes that occur with the evolution of land plants. This write up is a summary of web-based readings which the students ...

Field collection and community analysis project part of Activities
The class will take field trips to different fossil localities in Missouri, where students will collect and identify the fossils they find. They will perform a community analysis, using a statistics program. The ...

An Exploratory Activity in Marine Diversity Analysis part of Activities
This activity introduces students to the Sepkoski database of fossil invertebrates through guided use of online access to the compendium. The activity calls for data analysis and display as well as student response ...

Paleobiology Database Activity for Historical Geology part of Activities
This laboratory exercise uses the Paleobiology Database to examine the relationships between continental position, sea-level and distribution of life through time.

Macroevolution: Patterns and Processes of the Cambrian Metazoan Radiation part of Activities
Diversification patterns for clades belonging to the Cambrian Fauna (i.e., one of Sepkoski's Three Great Faunas) are generated and then used to test whether deterministic or random processes drove this ...

Using Range Through Charts: Constructing a Diversity Curve part of Activities
This is a hands-on jigsaw-style assignment for a non-majors geology class that illustrates when different groups of organisms originate, persist and go extinct in geological time. Students will be able to construct ...

The Natural Selection Game part of Activities
This game simulates the effect of natural selection on two populations - a predator species and a prey species. The game was developed by Robert P. Gendron, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and I have modified ...