Fossils B/C

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » February 24th, 2019, 9:50 am

AwersomeUser wrote:
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For fossils that seemingly don't have a lot of info, use scholar.google.com. For test writing I've found a whole bunch of nice stuff to write about in scholarly articles.
Another great resource (for basically every event tho) is textbooks. I photocopy certain parts of a textbook for fossil and other events. I would focus more on Identification if the event is in a week, so you can at least be confident in picking up easy ID points.
Ok thanks! But Wikipedia is generally reliable, right?
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AwersomeUser wrote:Also, do they test the same stuff in division C? (But they make the test harder?)
From what I've seen, the tests are generally the same, although different test writers will do different things depending on how they judge the capabilities of middle vs high schoolers.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Kyanite » February 24th, 2019, 5:46 pm

AwersomeUser wrote:Also, do they test the same stuff in division C? (But they make the test harder?)
They test the same stuff for the most part, I know for my C tests I make them harder by adding more anatomy, vocabulary words and just sheer number of questions.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by fzhan » March 1st, 2019, 1:20 am

How do you tell dinosaur teeth apart? I'm having a surprisingly hard time with just dinosaur teeth, particularly the carnivorous dinosaurs.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by BennyTheJett » March 1st, 2019, 3:15 am

fzhan wrote:How do you tell dinosaur teeth apart? I'm having a surprisingly hard time with just dinosaur teeth, particularly the carnivorous dinosaurs.
I haven't had to identify teeth all year. Do you have pictures of each tooth that you can match? I'd first determine if they are carnivorous or herbivorous and go from there (I also am not great at fossils, so I'm not really the one to ask).
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » March 1st, 2019, 6:49 am

BennyTheJett wrote:
fzhan wrote:How do you tell dinosaur teeth apart? I'm having a surprisingly hard time with just dinosaur teeth, particularly the carnivorous dinosaurs.
I haven't had to identify teeth all year. Do you have pictures of each tooth that you can match? I'd first determine if they are carnivorous or herbivorous and go from there (I also am not great at fossils, so I'm not really the one to ask).
You just have to stare at them a lot and memorize them: I think they all have distinctive features.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by dxu46 » March 1st, 2019, 7:31 am

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
BennyTheJett wrote:
fzhan wrote:How do you tell dinosaur teeth apart? I'm having a surprisingly hard time with just dinosaur teeth, particularly the carnivorous dinosaurs.
I haven't had to identify teeth all year. Do you have pictures of each tooth that you can match? I'd first determine if they are carnivorous or herbivorous and go from there (I also am not great at fossils, so I'm not really the one to ask).
You just have to stare at them a lot and memorize them: I think they all have distinctive features.
Isn't that every ID event though

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » March 1st, 2019, 7:48 am

dxu46 wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
BennyTheJett wrote: I haven't had to identify teeth all year. Do you have pictures of each tooth that you can match? I'd first determine if they are carnivorous or herbivorous and go from there (I also am not great at fossils, so I'm not really the one to ask).
You just have to stare at them a lot and memorize them: I think they all have distinctive features.
Isn't that every ID event though
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by dchen22 » March 2nd, 2019, 7:32 am

Does anyone happen to know if Cryptolithus and Phacops/Eldredgeops were natant, conterminent, or impendent (or none of the above)?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Unome » March 2nd, 2019, 8:46 am

dchen22 wrote:Does anyone happen to know if Cryptolithus and Phacops/Eldredgeops were natant, conterminent, or impendent (or none of the above)?
I would recommend looking at some images.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by wec01 » March 2nd, 2019, 3:11 pm

Unome wrote:
dchen22 wrote:Does anyone happen to know if Cryptolithus and Phacops/Eldredgeops were natant, conterminent, or impendent (or none of the above)?
I would recommend looking at some images.
I don't know for sure, but I would assume Cryptolithus was natant and Eldredgeops was conterminent. Generally conterminent hypostomes are associated with a predatory lifestyle, and Eldredgeops is thought to be predatory while Cryptolithus is not. I would still look it up though (I probably will too).
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