Webinar: Explore How Dinosaurs Moved with Paleontologist Matthew Carrano
This Zoom webinar with Paleontologist Matthew Carrano aired November 18, 2021, as part of both the A Celebration of Fossils 2021 and Smithsonian Science How series. Watch a recording in the player above.
Join Matthew Carrano, paleontologist and Curator of Dinosauria, to explore the Smithsonian's dinosaurs! Matthew introduces students to the concept of dinosaur locomotion, the study of dinosaur bodies, and how they moved them. Together with Matthew, students will identify at least one method scientists use to study dinosaur locomotion and predict how a dinosaur moved by interpreting aspects of a dinosaur’s skeleton.
Moderator: Maggy Benson, a museum educator at the National Museum of Natural History
- This webinar is thematically aligned with the Discovering Dinosaurs digital school program.
As a result of this program, students will be able to:
- Explain what a paleontologist is and does
- Define locomotion
- Recall that scientists' understanding of dinosaur locomotion has changed over time with new research by making comparisons of how dinosaurs are depicted now vs. in the past
- Discuss at least one method scientists use to study dinosaur locomotion
- Appreciate the different kinds of data that help scientists understand dinosaur locomotion
- Predict how a dinosaur moved by interpreting aspects of the skeleton
- Have fun, share ideas, and ask questions
About Smithsonian Science How
Connect your students to Smithsonian science experts in this series of free live, interactive webinars. Hosted by Smithsonian educators, Smithsonian Science How will connect your students to authentic science, discoveries, and collections while inviting them to participate in live polls and ask and answer questions throughout.
Thematically aligned with NMNH Digital School Programs, the webinars serve as excellent extension activities. Each webinar aligns with core content from a digital school program, but is an independent experience.