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Analyzing Fossil Morphology; Cladism part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes an activity to teach about cladism, the relationships among shared characteristics of groups of organisms, by using cladograms.

The Great Dinosaur Extinction Controversy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The authors strongly oppose the impact theory of the death of the dinosaurs. They attack it both scientifically and sociologically and present evidence from a variety of fields to support the ...

A Laboratory Exercise on Determining Dinosaur Speeds Using Dimensional Analysis part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes a laboratory exercise in which measurements from a dinosaur trackway are used to estimate how fast the dinosaur track makers were moving. The ...

The Godzilla Syndrome; Scientific Inaccuracies of Prehistoric Animals in the Movies part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes a project in which students in geologic history and paleontology courses were assigned to review a video that depicted prehistoric animals with ...

Footprints as Inquiry-Based Learning Tools part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes three activities using biogenic and physical traces in the recreation of past events to help develop student understanding of the process of ...

Roadkill as Teaching Aids in Historical Geology and Paleontology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article illustrates how and why to use roadkill to teach students about paleontology. The article includes a description of the physical characteristics of ...

Molding and Casting Fossils for Geology Laboratories part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article illustrates the step by step process of molding and casting fossils. Topics include specimen preparation, making the mold, casting, coloring the fossils, ...

Experimental Investigation of the Processes of Fossilization part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes a laboratory experiment that demonstrates the relative rates of decay and disarticulation of hard-parts, nonmineralized skeletal parts, and ...

Analyzing Fossil Morphology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes an introductory laboratory activity that outlines some of the common statistical techniques used to describe the shape and form (morphology) of ...

Evolution of Development and Tree of Life Workshop part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides a summary of an NSF workshop on the current issues and future of Evo-Devo research. The primary purpose of the workshop was to unite the evo-devo and systematics community in ...



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