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Student Questions



Larry Smith put forth a very well thought out analysis of questions from 
grade school students. For the most part, I agree with all of his 
comments. As an educator myself, and a media specialist/librarian to 
boot, I wonder though whether getting a response from the Internet might 
be a requirement of a class project. You all will remember no doubt the 
term papers that _had_ to have 2 encyclopedia references, 5 magazine 
references, 8 book references... I would not be too surprised if teachers 
start requiring "3 Internet" references. If that's true, then suggesting 
that a student go to the public library would not fulfill the class 
requirement.

There are, in any event, other locations on the Internet that could 
provide some dinosaur information, such as the WWW sites at Berkeley and 
the Field Museum of Natural History. I believe that theropod information 
is at one of those sites, if not both. And I think I would accept both 
sites as knowledgeable sources.

Perhaps the proper response to Seth and Jim would be to provide a current 
book reference (pp. 70-73 of David Lambert's >The Ultimate Dinosaur 
Book<, and the URL for Berkeley and the Field Museum: 
        Berkeley:  http://ucmp1.berkeley.edu/exhibittext/cladecham.html
        Field Museum: http://www.bvis.uic.edu/museum/Dna_To_Dinosaurs.html
          (at the Field Museum, use down arrow key to highlight "Take the
          Tour" and press return; then, instead of taking another tour, 
          arrow key to Multimedia and press return.)

There are probably other WWW sites that other people can supply.

BTW, I only have lynx on my system. Can someone tell me how much I'm 
missing since I can't view the images at the WWW sites above? The 
multimedia images at the Field Museum include video sequences.

----- Amado Narvaez
      anarvaez@umd5.umd.edu