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Marie Tharp: Uncovering the Secrets of the Ocean Floor - with Helen Czerski | The Royal Institution

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 Continental drift is common knowledge now, but when the idea was first proposed it was revolutionary. Helen Czerski tells the story of how the maps of one of history's finest cartographers shifted our view of the planet (4:32 video). 

A New Card Game #Teaches You How #Fossils Form | @mtoran @scifri | #K12 #EarthScience

A short activity where you learn about different types of fossilization. The game's objective, Fossil Me! cards, and game rules are provided.

How Do You Figure Out How #Dinosaurs Walked? | @scifri @MrKosko | 6-8 #science #lesson #anatomy #fossils

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.

The #extinction that never happened (video) | @EonsShow | #paleo #video

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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.

‘I don’t care what they say about me’: Paleontologist stares down critics in her hunt for dinosaur proteins | @sciencemagazine

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.

Climaograph Portal | @mndnr | #MN #climate

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.

#Digital #Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of #Fossil Life | @PaleoDigAtlas | #OER

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:

  • Cretaceous Atlas of Ancient Life: Western Interior Seaway
  • Digital Atlas of Ordovician Life: Exploring the Fauna of the Cincinnati Region
  • Neogene Atlas of Ancient Life: Southeastern United States
  • Pennsylvanian Atlas of Ancient Life: Midcontinent United States