|Title: Discovering Dinosaurs|
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In this assignment you will:
Increase your knowledge and understanding of the major advancements in dinosaur science from the late 19th to the early 21stcenturies.
Write an essay summarizing the history of scientific discovery in the following aspects of vertebrate paleontology:
2. Dinosaur Anatomy and Physiology
3. Dinosaur Behavior
4. Dinosaur Extinction
This assignment explores the history of dinosaur science.
A timeline of major discoveries in several fields of dinosaur science is found at http://search.eb.com/dinosaurs/dinosaurs/index2.html
Information regarding a broad range of dinosaur-related topics is found at http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/index.html
Write an essay of the required length on the history of scientific discoveries in the field of dinosaur paleontology. Be sure to use correct writing style, including a topic sentence that introduces the subject of the essay. Avoid spelling and grammatical errors (use spelling/grammar checker in your word processor)! Also be sure to insert paragraph breaks using the proper HTML code.
The essay MUST be written in YOUR OWN WORDS (not direct cut-and-paste from the source material). A brief outline of items to include are (REMEMBER that these items will appear as a checklist for reviewing essays):
2. A discussion of scientific advancements in understanding the Mesozoic paleoenvironment, dinosaur anatomy and physiology, dinosaur behavior, and dinosaur extinction. For EACH of these four topics you should:
a. Describe the state of scientific knowledge in the late 19th century regarding the topic
b. Explain at least THREE aspects of our current understanding of the topic
c. State one interesting discovery or unanswered question that you would like to know more about.
3. A summary statement regarding the aspect of dinosaur paleontology that you found to be most interesting.
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