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

Julián Monge-Nájera


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  "description": "<p>Dinosaurs have great educational potential because they fascinate young minds and the general public. The ancient<br>\nChinese, Greeks and Romans explained their fossils with beautiful legends; in the Twentieth century, Jurassic<br>\nPark and Walking with Dinosaurs brought dinosaur science to the masses. Here I explain how to make three<br>\ninexpensive and simple activities: the first one teaches how to reconstruct the appearance of a dinosaur and its<br>\nhabitat from fossils and focuses on the requirements of the Scientific Method; it can be done with a computer or<br>\nmanually. The second is a simple drawing practice that teaches the impossibility of faithfully copying an extinct<br>\nspecies (despite the current proposals for species &ldquo;de-extinction&rdquo;). The third activity is a dramatization about<br>\nethical conflicts related to fossils. The article includes activity cut-outs and detailed steps, how to evaluate and<br>\npractical advice</p>", 
  "license": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
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      "affiliation": "Laboratorio de Ecolog\u00eda Urbana, RECAS, Vicerrector\u00eda de Investigaci\u00f3n, Universidad Estatal a Distancia, 2050 San Jos\u00e9, Costa Rica. julianmonge@gmail.com", 
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      "name": "Juli\u00e1n Monge-N\u00e1jera"
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  "headline": "How to use dinosaurs to teach the scientific method, conservation and ethics", 
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  "datePublished": "2017-11-01", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/1410522", 
  "keywords": [
    "Teaching the Scientific Method, Species extinction, Ethics in Science."
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1410522", 
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