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The Modern Atmospheric CO2 Record
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Students compare carbon dioxide (CO2) data from Mauna Loa Observatory, Barrow (Alaska), and the South Pole over the past 40 years to help them better understand what controls atmospheric CO2. -

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Allosaur Survival Game
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
In this online computer game, players must figure out how to keep an Allosaurus from starving or being eaten until it grows to adulthood. -

Wheel of... Geology!
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
This quiz game is intended to help students review for an upcoming exam. Topics of questions are randomly determined by spinning a wheel. Teams answer questions using electronic CPS handhelds. -

Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Discovering Dinosaurs
Elizabeth Heise, University of Texas at Brownsville, The
In this activity, students write an essay on the history of scientific discoveries in the field of dinosaur paleontology. -

JiTT - La Brea Tar Pits
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
1) What is "tar" and how does it form? 2) List the animals that have been uncovered in the tar pits that you didn't know were native to North America. Why do you think these animals are now extinct? ...

JiTT - Neanderthals and Modern Humans
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
1) What are Neanderthals? How do they differ from modern humans? 2) Discuss some of the new ideas as to why early human ancestors dispersed from Africa. 3) What are DNA studies telling us about human migrations and ...

JiTT - The Big 5 Extinctions and Then Some
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
1) What are the three leading ideas for the cause of the Permian mass extinction? What is the evidence for and against each? 2) Why are tropical forest species going extinct the quickest? 3) What are the ...

JiTT - When "Modern" Human Behavior Appeared in Early Hominids
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
1) What is this controversy in regards to the emergence of "modern" human behavior? In your opinion, what do you think "modern" human behavior means? 2) How do beads symbolize modern human ...

JiTT - Are Primates Worth Saving?
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
1) What are some of the reasons extinction rates are so high for modern primates? 2) Why are some primates worth more dead than alive? Is there a way we as a society can change this? Explain your thoughts. 3) If ...

JiTT - Darwin Garden
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
1) Why does biodiversity in an ecosystem "matter"? 2) Describe Darwin's garden experiment and the significance of it. 3) So Darwin figured out the connection between biodiversity and ecosystem health ...

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