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ERIC Number: EJ904767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Metric-Asaurus: Conceptualizing Scale Using Dinosaur Models
Gloyna, Lisa; West, Sandra; Martin, Patti; Browning, Sandra
Science Scope, v34 n3 p60-65 Nov 2010
For middle school students who have seen only pictures of dinosaurs in books, in the movies, or on the internet, trying to comprehend the size of these gargantuan animals can be difficult. This lesson provides a way for students to visualize changing scale through studying extinct organisms and to gain a deeper understanding of the history of the Earth. Additionally, the lesson provides an opportunity for middle school students to use mathematics in understanding how dimensions change as scale changes. (Contains 14 online resources and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A