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Museum Activity Ideas

Participants at the 2009 workshop visited the Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research Institute and came up with ideas of how to utilize museums in teaching paleontology. Here you can browse through the activities they came up with. If you would like to submit your own idea for an activity that makes use of museums to teach paleontology, use our submission form.




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Life Through Time part of Museum Activities
Authors: John Taylor, Ronald Martin, Judy Massare, Allison Tumarkin-Deratzian, Chris Brochu Activity Description Based on displays at the Museum of the Earth PRI Ithaca NYDivide the class into teams and assign ...

Back in Time part of Museum Activities
Authors: Ralph Willoughby, David Kendrick, David Sunderlin, Tom Olszewski Activity Description Each student or group is assigned a taxonomic group. Students proceed backwards in time through the samples on display ...

Fossil evidence for evolutionary and environmental change part of Museum Activities
Authors: David Gillikin, Bret Bennington, Katrin Monecke, Blaine Schubert, and Michael Savarese Activity Description The instructor chooses one or more topics/concepts e.g. convergent evolution environmental ...

Eating Your Way Through Time part of Museum Activities
Authors: Julie Bartley, Steve Leslie, Sarah Fowell, Melissa Lobegeier, and Tim Heaton Activity Description Based on displays at the Museum of the Earth PRI Ithaca NYChoose the top predator in the display from each ...

Aquarama part of Museum Activities
Authors: Emma Rainforth, Jeff Wilson, Jim Ebert, Molly Ward, Steve Stanley, and Dave Activity Description Based on displays at the Museum of the Earth PRI Ithaca NYIn your group examine fossils in the Devonian ...



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