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The Godzilla Syndrome; Scientific Inaccuracies of Prehistoric Animals in the Movies part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes a project in which students in geologic history and paleontology courses were assigned to review a video that depicted prehistoric animals with ...

Footprints as Inquiry-Based Learning Tools part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes three activities using biogenic and physical traces in the recreation of past events to help develop student understanding of the process of ...

Roadkill as Teaching Aids in Historical Geology and Paleontology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article illustrates how and why to use roadkill to teach students about paleontology. The article includes a description of the physical characteristics of ...

Molding and Casting Fossils for Geology Laboratories part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article illustrates the step by step process of molding and casting fossils. Topics include specimen preparation, making the mold, casting, coloring the fossils, ...

Experimental Investigation of the Processes of Fossilization part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes a laboratory experiment that demonstrates the relative rates of decay and disarticulation of hard-parts, nonmineralized skeletal parts, and ...

Analyzing Fossil Morphology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes an introductory laboratory activity that outlines some of the common statistical techniques used to describe the shape and form (morphology) of ...

The Paleontology Portal part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This portal provides access to a large variety of paleontological information, including an interactive map and timeline that allow users to explore the history of life through geologic time in North ...

The Archaeology of Yellow Jacket Pueblo: Faunal Remains part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report provides in depth descriptions of faunal preservation at Yellow Jacket Pueblo in southwestern Colorado. The remains are identified by animal group and described according to their ...

K-12 Education Resources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This portal features an extensive selection of links to materials for K-12 teachers and students. The teacher

Explorations Through Time part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a series of interactive modules that explore the history of life on Earth, while focusing on the processes of science. Each module contains suggested lesson plans and an extensive teacher



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