Samantha Hopkins

Geological Sciences

University of Oregon

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Activities (3)

Functional Morphology part of Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2011:Teaching Activities
This is a laboratory exercise has students make inferences about function from skeletal morphology. It uses data collection, quantitative reasoning, and hypothesis testing.

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Trilobite Ontogeny Lab part of Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
This lab explores ontogenetic differences in trilobites, requiring students to measure and describe differences in the sizes of different morphological features as trilobites age. Students will also reinforce ...

Fossil Systematic Description Project part of Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Students describe an unknown vertebrate fossil (or fossils, if multiple specimens are necessary for identification). This exercise is the culmination of their lab studies in the morphology of the vertebrate ...

Course (1)

Vertebrate Paleontology part of Paleontology:Courses
Survey of Vertebrate Paleontology for geology undergrads and graduate students

Other Contributions (3)

Assessing the reliability of online sources in science part of Paleontology:Activities
This is an exercise in assessing the reliability of online sources. It is intended to help non-science majors think more critically about the scientific information they receive from popular sources.

Reforming core education in the Clark Honors College: Scaffolding liberal arts understanding in freshman and sophomore honors students part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Events:Meetings and Conferences:Transforming Institutions Conference:Program:Poster Presentations
The Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon teaches a liberal arts curriculum within the broader research university. During our external review, we realized that our core education curriculum needed ...

Vertebrate Paleontology part of Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Courses
This course is a survey of vertebrate evolutionary history as recorded in the fossil record. In order to understand the vertebrate fossil record, students study the morphology of vertebrate skeletons in the lab, ...