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Systematics of some enigmatic "fossils" part of Paleontology:Activities
Students and instructor work through a guided exercise to construct a character matrix and cladograms describing relationships between different types of paper clips. Students then break into small groups to ...
Trial by fire in the vertebrate graveyard part of Paleontology:Activities
Students work through a series of stations displaying isolated bones, and answer short-answer questions designed to introduce them to formulating and defending hypotheses concerning anatomical and taxonomic ...
Use of a Lab-Field Couplet to Link Rock Classification and Facies Interpretation part of Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Students examine hand samples in the lab, then describe formations and interpret facies succession at a local outcrop. Linked lab and field components doubly reinforce understanding of course concepts.
Paleontology and Stratigraphy part of Paleontology:Courses
This course introduces the major groups of modern and fossil invertebrates and the fundamental concepts of stratigraphy. Students will develop and employ a variety of field and laboratory skills while investigating ...