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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by fossilgirl13 » January 8th, 2011, 6:31 pm

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lllazar wrote:Fossils808 i forgot to mention in my PM, to make it more fun, you have to make yourself think its fun at first, at least i did...honestly i thought this would be the most boring topic ever, but within a few days of studying, i began to love it.

If you have a partner, even better, you can quiz yourselves, it's honestly a very fun event.
i completely agree
also, make a very good binder with everything you need. there is no size limit so if you need a 4-inch binder to hold everything, go ahead! just make sure that you can access your materials quickly because this is usually at stations with 2 or 3 minute time limits.
get the smithsonian or audobon book
The website Purpose Games has lots of fun fossil quizzes and games. Just search fossils or dinosaurs and there you go!
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Post by fossilgirl13 » January 8th, 2011, 6:33 pm

If you have old tests, it's good to keep them in your binder. Once, there was a test we had to take and the EXACT test was in our binder from a few years ago WITH THE ANSWERS!!!!!!!! We did waaay better than the people who had done it years ago...
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by fossilgirl13 » January 8th, 2011, 6:34 pm

lllazar wrote:Fossils808 i forgot to mention in my PM, to make it more fun, you have to make yourself think its fun at first, at least i did...honestly i thought this would be the most boring topic ever, but within a few days of studying, i began to love it.

If you have a partner, even better, you can quiz yourselves, it's honestly a very fun event.
This is my FAVORITE event!!! It's a shame that they'll be rotating it out with Rocks and Minerals next year (by the time they bring it back, I'll be out of high school). :(
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by lllazar » January 8th, 2011, 7:00 pm

R&M is also wonderful, im def doing it next year.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by soccerkid812 » January 8th, 2011, 7:50 pm

What field guide are you guys using?

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by lllazar » January 8th, 2011, 9:28 pm

Read the thread next time please this has been discussed numerous times.

Most people recommend Audobon, i personally think Field Guides are dead weight, binder> all.
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Towers (Regionals ~1st) (State ~3rd)
Helicopter (Regionals -3rd gahhh) (State ~5th)
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Kokonilly » January 8th, 2011, 10:52 pm

Just FYI, in my learning to ID I have discovered that prefixes and suffixes are perhaps the most useful linguistic bits of knowledge known to mankind.
One example: Chondricthyans. Chondr- means cartilage, and -icthyans means fish, hence cartilage fish.
Etymology is fascinating and amazingly useful. Baculum in Latin means 'stick', and baculites look remarkably stick-like. I would advise that you study up on your root words, prefixes, and suffixes.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by crazy77 » January 9th, 2011, 6:43 am

Good idea. Just be careful with a few of them since even scientific names can be deceiving. For example icthyosaurus is not a fish and basilosaurus is not a reptile. But in general knowing what names mean can be helpful.

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Post by fossilgirl13 » January 9th, 2011, 7:52 am

Kokonilly wrote:Just FYI, in my learning to ID I have discovered that prefixes and suffixes are perhaps the most useful linguistic bits of knowledge known to mankind.
One example: Chondricthyans. Chondr- means cartilage, and -icthyans means fish, hence cartilage fish.
Etymology is fascinating and amazingly useful. Baculum in Latin means 'stick', and baculites look remarkably stick-like. I would advise that you study up on your root words, prefixes, and suffixes.
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It IS a good idea to know some fossil root words, suffixes, etc. That came up once or twice- good thing my partner is a HUGE etymologist!!!! :D
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by germinator » January 9th, 2011, 9:51 am

I agree, but like crazy77 said, dont rely on them too much.
i think those are the only main ones on the list that are misleading
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