How can we bend a fossil? Junior paleontologists explore the joint movements of extinct species in Brain Scoop's Fossils and Geology series. The narrator works with a paleontology curator to show the experiments performed on the skeletons of living mammals and how they compare with the information learned from similar 3-D models of extinct species.
- Incorporate the resource into a study of evolution, mammalian anatomy, or fossils
- Take a deeper look at the uses of 3-D modeling as a means for studying ancient organisms
- Watch the previous video in the Harvard Adventures series to make sure the class has all of the details about the fisher's anatomy
- Discuss skeletal system components with younger pupils before viewing
- Curator gives a clear explanation about how they use the information from both live and 3-D modeling to study the movements of ancient mammals
- The resource shows a great example of how researchers use computer gaming technology to solve scientific problems