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What’s Next For Utah’s National Monuments? | @scifri | #BearsEars #paleontology

In this 23:29 episode of Science Friday, paleontologits David Polly and Stuart Sumida discuss the future of two fossil-rich national monuments with law professor John Rupple in light of recent lawsuits regarding cuts to both monuments. Photos from Bears Ears NM and related links including paleontological repercussions, an interactive map of Grand Staircase-Escalante NM and Bears Ears MM, drilling progress, and a video of 100 photos of Bears Ears from Friends of Cedar Mesa are included.

Check It Out - CheckItOut for Google Forms is Back! | @rmbyrne Free Technology for Teachers


Richard Byrne provides a description, limks, and a "How to Create a Check-in/Check-out System in Google Forms" tutorial video,

An Elegy for #Hatcher the #Triceratops @NMNH | @SmithsonianMag | #paleontology #dinosaur #museum #display

The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils - Deep Time opens up in the spring of 2019. Read about Hatcher, a long time resident at the National Museum of Natural History, his legacy at the museum, and changes that he will undergo. A 3:40 video also highlights the upcoming opening of the renoveted hall.

Driving the West – latest entry by Robert Gay (@paleorob) | #CO #UT #geology #paleontology #GoPro #videos

Enjoy the various drives along Colorado and Utah's main and back roads with commentary on the geology and paleontology of the are by paleontologits Robert Gay, in his '94 Suburu wagon, and mounted GoPro camera.

The girl who helped discover #dinosaurs | Mary Anning #video | @bbcideas

Part of the unsung heroine series by BBC Ideas. The 3;31 video is "The story of Mary Anning - told in a beautiful animation using sand from the beach where she lived and worked." (By Infocandy. Music by Alexandra Harwood. 18 June 2018)

This ancient climate catastrophe is our best clue about Earth’s future | @washingtonpost | #PETM #climatechange

Scott Wing from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is interviewed (including video) about his work in the Bignorn Basin (WY) and how fossil leaves reveal the last time the Eartth became really hot, really fast 56 mya at the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM)

Flume – Low head dam installation effects on coarse sediment transport | SERC media

Geomorpholgy of a river: What happens when you install a dam and how the sediment transport changes.

The Ongoing Battle Between #Science #Teachers And #FakeNews | @npr_ED | #K12 #misconceptions

"And immediately I start to panic. How have I failed these kids so badly they think the Earth is flat just because a basketball player says it?" [Nick Gurol] says he tried reasoning with the students and showed them a video. Nothing worked.

Two teachers share their experience and a professor of education states that you are not going to change a student's misconception simply by correcting them. Give them the tools to think like a scientist.

Teach them to gather evidence, check sources, deduce, hypothesisize and synthesize results. Hopefully, then, they will come to the truth on their own. 

The man who brought #dinosaurs to #MN to retire at 86 | @kare11

A newscast video and accompanying article with additional images recognizing the career of paleontologist Bruce Erickson for 58 year career with the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Animated Life | HHMI BioInteractive @BIOINTERACTIVE | #animated #life #video #science #collection #K12

A collection of five short films, made by Sweet Fern Productions and produced in conjuction with The New York Times Op-Docs video channel, bring to life five historical scientific discoveries and the prople behind them. 

  • Alfred Russell Wallace and his contribution to the concept of natural selection
  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek's microscope
  • Alfred Wegener and the idea of continental drift
  • Mary Leaky and the Laetoli footprints
  • Marjorie Courtenay Latimer's discovery of the coelecanth "fossil fish"