An education resource from Science Friday that covers: birds and dinosaur comparisons, phylogenetics, modeling leg movement with materials and analysis, pelvic shape and walking gait, and making and videotaping a puppet that moves like a theropod. Supporting NGSS standards, charts and worksheets are provided.
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From PBS Digital Studios this PBS Eons 8:30 video covers what scientists call the Lazarus taxa. These group of animals seem to "cheat death" by eluding our detection after their presumed extinction.
Defying conventional wisdom, Mary Schweitzer works to transform dinosaur paleontology into a molecular science. The article, by Robert Service, outlines Schweitzer's path to paleontongy and recent work with critics and new supporters.
The Minnesota State Climatology Office has recently developed climagraphs (monthly graphical depictiins of temperature and precipitation normals) for all climate stations in the state. These are very useful for looking at different climates within the state, and also if you are traveling aound the state.
A free resource to help individuals to identify and better understand fossil species from particular regions and time intervals. Presently, four digital atlases have been developed or are under active construction:
The article by Holly Dunsworth outlines the steps to fossilization and includes a glossary. The article explains the reasons why fossilization is a rare event and how much time is involved.
Simon Warrall interviews Zoe Lescaze on her Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past book.
Today many of the first "paleoart" masterpieces lie gatheing dust in museum storage rooms, their creators forgotten. But these paintings once attracted large audiences, aroused intense controversy, and deeply influenced later visions of prehistory, from King Kong to Fantasia, ...
A 1:30 audio podcast from the Yale Climate Connections network intoduces Brian Foo's upcoming coloring book.
It's like color-by-number, but as you color, you can absorb some critical global warming facts.