School of Earth Sciences
at
 OSU Lima


OSU LIMA

EARTH SCIENCES LIMA

SCHEDULE OF COURSES

TEXTBOOKS

SYLLABI FOR COURSES OFFERED AT OSU LIMA
ES100   ESH110  
ES121   ES122  
ES580V1   ES580V2

EARTH SCIENCES 1100 LAB MANUAL

FACULTY
MARK A. KLEFFNER
BIO
VITA
ALUMNI AWARD
PRESENTATIONS

TOUR OF EARTH SCIENCES LIMA
CLASSROOM
COMPUTER LAB
MICROFOSSIL LAB
MUSEUM
SEISMOMETER STATION

National Fossil Daytm

SCHOOL OF EARTH SCIENCES AT OHIO STATE 

 

PRINTER-FRIENDLY

Earth Sciences 580: Earth Materials

Version 2: Fossils and Dinosaurs

Course Schedule

Typical Syllabus

Summer Quarter

Weeks 1-4

Dr. Kleffner

TR: 12:30-4:45 P.M.
115 Science Building    
OSU Lima

 

Office Hours
OSU Lima: 310D Science
M, W: 12:00-12:30

by phone: 419-995-8208

e-mail: kleffner.1@osu.edu

Textbook:

No texts required

Week

Lab/Lecture Topics

Projects/Quizzes


One


Fossils: What they are, how they form, methods of fossilization, methods of

fossil collecting, methods of fossil processing; Classification of fossils

 Classification of fossils; marine paleocommunity reconstruction

 

 

***** 

Sun One day field trip to Hueston Woods to collect fossils and practice methods of fossil collecting; We will leave from the Lima campus at 8:00 AM and return by about 6:00 PM

Two

Fossil identification and marine paleocommunity reconstruction; Ohio fossils

 

Ohio fossils; Land animals inc. dinosaurs: origin, name, how related to other reptiles

Quiz 1 on Fossils (Covers through classification) Module 1: Fossils, Methods, and Classification of Fossils

 

Quiz 2 on marine paleocommunity

reconstruction and id of

Hueston Woods’ fossils
 

Three

Classification of dinosaurs

Module 2: Paleocommunity reconstruction using Hueston Woods’ fossils

Quiz 3: Ohio fossils, land animals and reptiles other than dinosaurs

Module 3: Ohio fossils, land animals and reptiles other than dinosaurs
 

*****

 

Sun Field trip to Cleveland Museum to see fossils and dinosaurs and tour the paleontological laboratories. We will leave from the Lima campus at 8:00 AM and return between 7:00-8:00 PM.
 

Four

How we know what we know about

dinosaurs: mass, velocity, behavior

Extinction of dinosaurs and Dinosaurs in media and class: Jurassic Park, Magic School Bus, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Walking with Dinosaurs, Dinosaur, and others

Module 4: Dinosaur intro and classification

Quiz 4 on Dinosaurs

(includes all dinosaur topics

covered in class up to R 15)

Module 5: How we know what we know about dinosaurs

Grading:

Labs/Field trips

Quizzes (Best 3 of 4)

Units/Modules

15%

60%

25%

Grading Scale:

93 - 100  A

91 - 93   A-

89 - 91  B+

 80 - 89   B

78 - 80   B-

 

76 - 78  C+

 65 - 76   C

63 - 65   C-

61 - 63  D+

50 - 61    D

<50      E

     

Last Modified on 09/23/2009