Investigating Science With Dinosaurs

Investigating Science With Dinosaurs

by Craig Munsart
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563080087

ISBN-13: 9781563080081

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Dinosaurs are every students fascination. Reproducible, hands-on activities give students the opportunity to experience how the scientific process works and how scientists form and test conclusions. Students build and employ skills in analysis, drawing, measuring, graphing, and arithmetic; exercise research and library skills to acquire data necessary to complete

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Dinosaurs are every students fascination. Reproducible, hands-on activities give students the opportunity to experience how the scientific process works and how scientists form and test conclusions. Students build and employ skills in analysis, drawing, measuring, graphing, and arithmetic; exercise research and library skills to acquire data necessary to complete the activities; and apply critical-thinking skills to extrapolate from the known to the unknown-the fundamental process that makes science work. Grades 4-12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563080081
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
9 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1The Nature of Science and Scientists
1How Science Works3
2Interpreting Evidence7
Activity: How Many Horns Are There?7
Activity: What Is It? (Stegosaurus)14
Pt. 2Investigating Dinosaurs
3What Is a Dinosaur?19
Activity: Which Is More Efficient?22
Activity: Charting the Dinosaurs25
Activity: Books Can Be Wrong28
4Bigger Than You Think31
Activity: They Can Be Really Big31
5It's an Iguanaroo?43
Activity: Why Did He Think It Was So Big?44
Activity: Kangaroo?49
6What's in a Name?53
Activity: What Does It Look Like?56
Activity: Dictionary Search57
7'Dem Bones'59
Activity: Bone Assembly64
Activity: Life-Size Skeletons76
8Dinosaur Architecture87
Activity: Arches Everywhere87
Activity: Neck and Tail Tales91
Activity: The Angle Makes It Easy94
Activity: Counterbalance100
Activity: Moment to Moment102
9Feet Feats105
Activity: How Did They Do That?106
Activity: Trackway Interpretation107
Activity: How Fast Did They Do That?110
Activity: Did They Walk, Trot, or Run?113
Activity: Can We Tell How Big They Were?119
Activity: How Fast Did They Move?122
10The Eyes Have It127
Activity: Where Do Your Eyes Look?130
Activity: What the Eyes Reveal132
Activity: Seeing Like the Dinosaurs133
11Brachiosaur Factory137
Activity: Different Teeth for Different Jobs139
Activity: How Do We Do It?142
12How to Beat the Heat145
Activity: Blood Temperature146
Pt. 3Investigating Dinosaur Worlds
13Its Age Is Relative155
Activity: Relative Measurement155
Activity: How Do They Connect?156
14How Old Is It - Really?163
Activity: It's Written in the Trees166
Activity: Half-Life Can Tell It All172
15The Restless Plates179
Activity: A 100-Million-Year-Old Puzzle182
Activity: Define a Continent188
16Windows to the Past191
Activity: What's Found Where?192
Activity: Where Can I See the Sea?193
17Where Are They Now?203
Activity: What If?211
Activity: Is It Too Late to Help?214
Activity: The Great Debate215
18Strut Your Stuff217
Appendix A: Activity Summary Chart220
Appendix B: Fossils223
Appendix C: Geologic Time225
Appendix D: Pronunciation Guide to Extinct Animals Named in the Text227
Glossary229
Bibliography231
Index241
About the Author249

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