Measuring Dinosaur Speed from Trackways
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This page first made public: Jun 4, 2009
Undergraduate elective upper level geology course on Paleontology.
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Working as a group to collect data.
Basic computational skills - algebraic manipulation and unit conversions.
Using both graphical and formula-based methods to analyze data.
Analysis of sources of error in a quantitative analysis.
Description of the activity/assignment
Determining whether students have met the goals
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- Activity Description/Assignment:Laboratory – Estimating Dinosaur Speed from Trackways (Acrobat (PDF) 1.1MB Jun4 09)
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