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Ancient skulls still
speak to us. Before we explore our
gallery fossils, we will study our own skulls and consider a skulls structure
and function.  Then we'll examine several different modern animal
skulls, both within the gallery exhibits and held within the educator’s hands, to
see how they are different in their structure and function. We will then roam our Cherish Nebraska gallery in searching out ancient mammals. Who
were these creatures? Were they hunters? Were they hunted? Did they live
underground? Answers lie in thinking like a paleontologist! This live interactive
program utilizes our Cherish Nebraska exhibit for our exploration. We always
leave plenty of time for questions, too!

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Cost

Point to Point: $125.00
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Length

45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 General public Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

For optimum interactivity,we suggest 2-4 participants.

Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 25-30 students. If participants are calling in to the meeting individually, we have a maximum of 298 participants.


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


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Explore Natural History: University of Nebraska State Museum

Lincoln, NE
United States

Sparking people's interest in the natural world and preserving it for future generations. That is our philosophy at the University of Nebraska State Museum. Established in 1871, the University
of Nebraska State Museum is an active research museum. We are known for our paleontological
collections, especially our iconic hall of ancient elephants, yet we also
maintain over 13 million specimens, ethnographic and archeological
objects. 
The museum is focused on promoting discovery in natural science, and
fostering scientific understanding and interpretation of the Earth’s
past, present and future through world-class exhibits, collections,
special events, and education. The Museum is a
proud Smithsonian Affiliate and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Contact:
Annie Mumgaard
elephant@unl.edu
4024726784

Program Details

Format

1. Introduction to the Cherish Nebraska Gallery where we will be doing our exploration.
2. We will discuss the different parts of skull and their function.
3. Next, as we take notes, we will examine several different modern animal skulls, both within the gallery exhibits and held within the educator’s hands, to see how they are different in their structure and function.
4. After that, we will use our notes and apply our knowledge of skulls by trying to identify characteristics of fossil animals.
5. We will talk about how paleontologists identify fossilized remains. Animals we will explore include an ancient bear dog, oreodonts, rodents, horses, and the amazing barbourofelius.
6. We will finish with a short question and answer period.

Objectives

Participants will:
- - explore the structure of skulls and how those structures are related to function.
- compare and contrast the skulls of different modern and ancient animals
- learn what paleontologists can tell about an ancient animal by examining its skull
- apply their new knowledge within the tour.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

3-LS4-1 Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

State Standards

Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards for Science:
SC.3.7.2.B Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and environments in which they lived long ago.
SC.4.6.3.B Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.