Allosaur Survival Game
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This page first made public: Aug 11, 2006
This material was originally created for Starting Point:Introductory Geology
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.
- How much energy it takes to keep a large animal alive or a small one growing
- The differences in the fauna present in different habitats
- Natural hazards animals face (like quicksand)
- How dangerous other allosaurs are!
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
Big Al Game
Teaching Notes and Tips
Instructors may wish to have the students play the game outside of class and ask them questions about the challenges of dinosaur growth and survival.
In general, this is a game where players have to think in order to win. However, they are unlikely to click on "Fact File" button next to the "Attack" button, which is good because all the "Fact File" button does is pause the game. The only other flaw that I can think of is that the small fauna (between insects and little dinosaurs) are all reptiles, no mammals.