Tasha Dunn

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Illinois State University

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Activities (2)

The Four-Winged Dinosaur part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
This is assignment is completed in two parts: It begins in class with a showing of the Nova documentary "The Four-Winged Dinosaur." It continues as a homework assignment in which students write a short essay (1 pg) describing which origin of flight hypothesis they believe is the most plausible. This assignment is useful for non-science majors in an introductory class because it gives them the opportunity to understand how new discoveries are made and how hypotheses are tested.

Magmatic Differentiation part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples
This activity is designed to faciliate student learning of magmatic differentiation processes. In groups students design a model for demonstrating one of these processes and present their model to the class, along with an explaination of how the process works.

Events and Communities

Early Career Workshop 2010 Participants

Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry Workshop Participants 2011