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We're #volcano scientists – here are six volcanoes we'll be watching out for in #2018 | @ConversationUS

After a brief primer on observed volcanic activity and a comparison of historic Tambora and Toba eruptions, three scientists share six volcanoes--from Kirishima, Japan to Kilauea, US--to watch during 2018

The Surprising Evolution of Dinosaur Drawings |The Atlantic

Asher Elbein describes the differing approaches to paleoart since the 1800s by focusing on two recently published paleoart books: Taschen's Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past by Zoe Lescaze and Titan Books' Dinosaur Art II: The Cutting Edge of Paleoart by Steve White. Links to works of featured paleoartists are included in the article.

 

What Dives #PlateTectonics? | new #animation #video by @IRIS_EPO

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Lithospheric plates are part of a planetary scale thermal convection system. The energy source for plate tectonics is Earth’s internal heat while the forces moving the plates are the “ridge push” and “slab pull” gravity forces. (6:53 video)

Trumps's national monuments decision could impact dinosaur fossil sites | CBS This Morning

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The future of 21 national monuments is under federal review, as President Trump is expected to significantly downgrade some of them in size and scope. Many scientists worry the move could damage one of the richest deposits of dinosaur bones in the world. Mireya Villarreal went on a dig to see the concerns firsthand (4:05 video).

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.