Montana State University-Bozeman
Dinosaur taphonomy part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Students collaboratively investigate a dinosaur site by gathering clues about the sediments and bones. The assigment provides practice in formulating hypotheses, distingushing evidence from intepretation, and some understanding of the inferences that can be made from the fossil record.
Paper dissection part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Students breakdown an article from a popular magazine or scientific journal, separating evidence and observations from interpretations. Follow up discussion focuses on the strength of the evidence.