Are You Smarter Than a Dinosaur?

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr.. Martin Farley, Chair, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: Students investigate the intelligence of dinosaurs by comparing the relative size of brain and body mass to living animals. Students plot the living animals to determine a general relationship of brain and body mass and then use that relation to interpret a range of dinosaurs. The activity gives students practice in graphical data comparison and other methods of data analysis. Students also investigate how well this method works and what weaknesses it might have.

Additional Information

Publication
The National Science Digital Library
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Intelligence, Graphical Data Comparison, Data Analysis