Paleontology independent projects
Requirements:

---Presentation built around PowerPoint or web page of your own design with props and/or demonstrations (as necessary).
*and*
---Written report (should be about 2 pages in length); typed, with a formal bibliography.

Topics:

What are some organisms (discovered through the fossil record) from after the Age of Dinosaurs?

What are some different kinds of fossils left by dinosaurs?

What are some different kinds of fossils left by animals other than dinosaurs?

What are some different kinds of fossils left by plants?

How and where are fossils found?

How do fossils form?

How are different types of fossils dated? (In other words, how to we know how old they are?)

What have we found about the past through amber (dried sap)?

What are the major families of dinosaurs?

What are some theories about how the dinosaurs became extinct?

What are some examples of transitional fossils?

What evidence does the fossil record provide for plate techtonics?

How might cloning play a role in studying dinosaurs?  (Science fact, not fiction, please!)

What do we know about dinosaur behavior through fossils?

What did different dinosaurs eat, and how did they digest their food?


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