Archive for the ‘Jurassic Park overview’ Category

Jurassic Period

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Here are some VoiceThreads from the Jurassic Period. Take a look!

Period Research

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

What was life like in the Period you’re working on? What was the keystone species? You’ll need to construct a balanced food web and population model for your park.

Post to comments any issues or problems you encounter in modeling your period and finding a contemporary home for it. Share your research.

Park Design Research

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

One of the first steps in setting up any enterprise is to do competitive analysis. Take a look at how organizations with similar missions organize themselves to preserve and protect the environment and to appeal to people. Some places you might look for ideas are Yellowstone Park, the San Diego Zoo, the Bronx Zoo, some of the safari parks. Look for maps of facilities, conservation practices, and so on. When you find good links share them here as a comment and discuss your results.

Welcome to Jurassic Park

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Join us on an evolutionary adventure. We’re going to recreate the environment of previous geological eras and attempt to restore the ecological balance that existed at that time. Along the way we’ll explore how the Earth has been reshaped by geological and cataclysmic processes and how varied environments selected for the best fit.

Share your data, your thoughts, and the process. Students are expected to comment regularly and progress will be monitored daily.

Here’s the scenario:

You have just been hired to be in charge of the United States Historical Wildlife Preserve Project.  In this new position, your first area of concern is to choose and maintain wildlife from an historic epoch or time period.  Your animals and plants have been extinct for many years and your task is to balance the preserve in a way that the extinct organisms can thrive.  Utilize information that you learned from plate tectonics, biomes, food-webs, predator/prey relationships, The Real Jurassic Park video, natural selection, and geologic time to develop your park plan for approval by the United States Wildlife Board.  This park will be a glimpse into the past for all humans to appreciate and to better understand the present and future relationships and natural selection processes on Earth.