publication . Article . 2017

How to use dinosaurs to teach the scientific method, conservation and ethics

Monge-Nájera, Julián;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2017
Abstract
Dinosaurs have great educational potential because they fascinate young minds and the general public. The ancient Chinese, Greeks and Romans explained their fossils with beautiful legends; in the Twentieth century, Jurassic Park and Walking with Dinosaurs brought dinosaur science to the masses. Here I explain how to make three inexpensive and simple activities: the first one teaches how to reconstruct the appearance of a dinosaur and its habitat from fossils and focuses on the requirements of the Scientific Method; it can be done with a computer or manually. The second is a simple drawing practice that teaches the impossibility of faithfully copying an extinct s...
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free text keywords: Teaching the Scientific Method, Species extinction, Ethics in Science., Teaching the Scientific Method, Species extinction, Ethics in Science.
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