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North Seattle Community College's
GEOL 106 DINOSAURS
Instructor:  Tom Braziunas

  Web Resources

Links to web sites of immediate interest will be displayed here.  If significant natural-science-related events take place during the quarter, we will provide links to pertinent information here.   Please share any web links which you find especially valuable.  (And please report any broken links.)

Your college library has a great collection of reference and periodical databases which can be utilized to find reliable information.  Click here to get to the library's access page.  Your college library also has a great collection of college librarians who can help you as well!

DINOSAURS:

Video demonstration of how to weigh a dinosaur in 10 easy steps:
http://faculty.northseattle.edu/tbraziun/GEL100/geo100demos.htm

   Video demonstration of how to calculate dinosaur speeds:  http://facweb.northseattle.edu/tbraziunas/geol106_screencasts/dino_speed.htm

  Photographic demonstration on how to calculate dinosaur speeds:
http://faculty.northseattle.edu/tbraziun/GEL100/geo100demos.htm

Sedimentary processes explained by Kirk Johnson & Ray Troll over breakfast:
Pancakes and Geology- Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2UD2M5aQC4)

Animation of how to build a cladogram: 
http://ccl.northwestern.edu/simevolution/obonu/cladograms/Open-This-File.swf

This is a great interactive map on the break-up of the "super-continent" of Pangaea during dinosaur time:
http://www.scotese.com/pangeanim.htm

Here are a couple other websites for basic information:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dinosaurs/types.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dinosaurs/  

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/index.html
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/

Dinosaur heights, lengths & weights:
http://www.dinodatabase.com/dinorcds.asp

Excellent interactive resource on dinosaur anatomy:
http://members.aol.com/ncanvas2/NCWeb/IntSkel.html (currently this is a broken link)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Dinosaur_anatomy

A good website on dinosaur posture and other details:
http://search.eb.com/dinosaurs/dinosaurs/PRa.html

Dinosaur illustrations:
http://www.dinosaurios.net/rama/rama_01.htm (currently this is a broken link)

Dinosaur videoclips and motion views:
http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/dinos/video/video.html

http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/dinosaurplanet/interactive/dinoviewer.html

Pronunciation guide:
http://www.dinodictionary.com/dinos_apg2.asp 

Additional websites for dinosaur information:
http://www.omniology.com/JackalopianDinosaurs.html
http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/dbms-witmer/dinoskulls02.htm
http://www.carnegiemnh.org/programs/dinosaurs.html


DINOSAUR "FIELD TRIPS" TO MUSEUMS:

The University of California Berkeley Museum of Paleontology:
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/dinosaur.html

Honolulu Community College's Dinosaur Exhibit:
http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/dinos/

 

THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD:

Websites with good explanations:
http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio104/sci_meth.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method
http://teacher.nsrl.rochester.edu/phy_labs/AppendixE/AppendixE.html
http://forest.mtu.edu/kidscorner/face_nf.html#whatis

Websites that argue against the Scientific Method:
http://www.dharma-haven.org/science/myth-of-scientific-method.htm

http://www.danieldrezner.com/archives/001699.html

The so-called dinosaur-human connection:
http://www.bible.ca/tracks/taylor-trail.htm

http://www.bible.ca/tracks/tracks.htm 
 

EARTHQUAKE-RELATED:

Details and graphics on the 6.8-magnitude Nisqually Earthquake that occurred in this area on February 28, 2001:  http://peer.berkeley.edu/nisqually/geotech/


VOLCANO-RELATED:

Volcanoes (including movies of eruptions):  http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/

Mt. St. Helens eruptive activity: 
http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/msh/subsequent.html

Mt. St. Helens general information:
http://mountsthelens-awesome.com
 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST GEOLOGY:

Columbia River Basalts, Missoula Floods, Cascade Range, and the Columbia Gorge: 
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/columbia/forest/geology/index.shtml 

Geology of the Spokane area:
http://users.scc.spokane.edu/ABuddington/vft1/
 

GEOLOGY VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS:

A website with many good links for the United States and Canada:
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/geo/onlineguides.html

North Cascades geologic maps:
http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/wgmt/pacnw/nc/index.html

 

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