rocks Geology study of the earth Biology study of life Ecology study of relationships of life to their environment Paleontology study of . Fossil any remains, trace, or imprint of a plant or animal that has been preserved in the Earth
1. In your own words, what is a dinosaur?
A dinosaur is an animal that is classified as a reptile based on its structure and physical
characteristics. It is now extinct, but once lived on land and in water during t
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Ceratops or ceratopsians
- Triceratops is largest
- What are shields for?
- What modern animal do they resemble?
- What modern animal do they resemble?
- Many types, a new type of armored dinosaur, club tails
1. What is a mass extinction and how does it differ from a regular extinction?
Local extinctions or mass extinctions can arise but the time period, severity, and
number of species involved, are the deciding factors (The Biosphe
Calculating the half-life of isotopes to determine the actual age of samples uses
radiometric dating of rocks and fossils. The half-life is defined as the amount of time it
takes for a substance to decay to de
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What is a mass extinction and how does it differ from a regular extinction?
A mass extinction is the extinction of a large number of species within a relatively short period of
geological time, thought to be due to
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What are Prosauropod dinosaurs? Describe shapes and general type of dinosaur, and when they lived.
The word Prosauropod is Greek for before the sauropods. They were evident during the late
Triassic to early Jurassi
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End-Ordovician-marine extinctionnot enough land families to determine impact on
land. Shallow seas were widespread, marine invertebrates were continuing to evolve
and then a sudden mass extinction.
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The study area is located along Hwy. 27 south of the Kentucky River in Jessamine County,
Kentucky. The road cut shows evident elevation change and dipping beds as you traverse south
of the Kentucky River. The present rock formatio
a) Were there one or more advances of Continental glaciers?
There was only one period of time that we call the Ice Age. This is scientifically known as
Pleistocene Epoch that ended about ten thousand years ago (Hans
1. What would you say was your favorite ancient creature (non-dinosaur) before taking
the class (or at least a critter you found mildly interesting)? If you had misconceptions
about the creature or learned something new briefly d
When did the dinosaurs go extinct?
They went extinct about 65 million years ago during the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary
(Viegas). After this time period, the dinosaurs never existed on Earth. Most geologists and
Extinctions and Evolution
I. extinctions and evolution a. Baron Cuvier b. extinction v. mass extinction c. science d. Darwin and origin of species i. Natural selection (6 parts) e. genes and mutation Baron Cuvier Natural History Museum in Paris studied co
1. What is your favorite ancient creature and why? I think it would be awesome to befriend a mastodon. I can see myself riding a mastodon, and hanging from his horns. I want to curl up in the fur of my mastodon friend and sleep. That would make a really g
1. What is the Pleistocene Ice age? The Pleistocene, approximately 1.6 million years ago, is known as the glacial period in Earth's history. During the Pleistocene Ice Age, ice sheets covered all of Antarctica, large parts of Europe, North America, and So
1. Thyreophora dinosaurs are armored plant eating dinosaurs. They vary in size from quite small to very large. The most familiar Thyreophoran dinosaurs are stegosaurus and anklosaurus. The earliest Thyreophoran was Scutellosaurus. Scutellosaurus was a sle
1. What happened to the world's continents at the end of the Permian Period? Temperatures were cooling because the continent Pangea was moving North. Mountains were forming as the continent Pangea was coming together. When the continent Siberia collided i
Plate Tectonics I. plate tectonics a. b. continental drift v. plate tectonics theory
Continental drift the beginning of our current understanding of the earth's crust and continental position
Theory a well-substantiated conceptual idea or model that expla
Jurassic plant eaters
Things to know Sauropods Which is the tallest complete? Which is the longest complete? How do you estimate length/height from an incomplete skeleton? Gastrolith Armored dinosaurs of the Jurassic Stegosaurus What are the back plates a
Cretaceous Period oldest angiosperm/what is an angiosperm? bugs in amber (cretaceous or younger?) what's amber? Coevolution of bugs and flowering plants Different dinos on different planets Cretaceous third period of Mesozoic Era Pangea continue
Dinosaurs and Disasters 3/5
- What are plates on backs for?
One more fun fact about sauropods
-Gastroliths (stomach stones)
- many large birds swallow gravel during their lives, which
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- Meteor impact theory
- What is shock quartz
- The buried crater in the yucatan
- Chain of events that lead to extinction
How an impact causes extinctions:
- The exp
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1. What is an asteroid?
An asteroid can be considered a minor planet. They generally have the same make up as planets,
but are much smaller. The largest asteroids range from 100 to 500 miles in diameter, and the