Samantha Hopkins

Geological Sciences

University of Oregon

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Activities (3)

Functional Morphology part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2011:Teaching Activities
This is a laboratory exercise has students make inferences about function from skeletal morphology. It uses data collection, quantitative reasoning, and hypothesis testing.

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Trilobite Ontogeny Lab part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
This lab explores ontogenetic differences in trilobites, requiring students to measure and describe differences in the sizes of different morphological features as trilobites age. Students will also reinforce ...

Fossil Systematic Description Project part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Students describe an unknown vertebrate fossil (or fossils, if multiple specimens are necessary for identification). This exercise is the culmination of their lab studies in the morphology of the vertebrate ...

Course (1)

Vertebrate Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Survey of Vertebrate Paleontology for geology undergrads and graduate students

Other Contributions (2)

Assessing the reliability of online sources in science part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
This is an exercise in assessing the reliability of online sources. It is intended to help non-science majors think more critically about the scientific information they receive from popular sources.

Vertebrate Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Courses
This course is a survey of vertebrate evolutionary history as recorded in the fossil record. In order to understand the vertebrate fossil record, students study the morphology of vertebrate skeletons in the lab, ...

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