Having tried to give a 20 minute lecture for my Natural History of Vertabrates course, (which ballooned into 45 minutes, but I still got an A) My advice would be to either give a very general overview of dinosaurs, or to specify a particular topic or genera, and go into depth. (you could probably easily talk 45 minutes on T.rex alone). Another piece of advice would be to do a lecture on the common misconceptions people have about dinosaurs. This way you won't overburden a layman audience with as much technical terminology, and they will still walk away with a lot of info.
Martin Baeker <email@example.com> wrote:
After several discussions during lunchbreaks, some of my colleagues have
asked me to give a short talk (about 45 min) on dinosaurs. They are
scientists, but are in engineering and mostly have no clue about dinos.
Now, for a talk on such a big subject, 45 min is only slightly longer than
a micro-second, but I am sure some of you have done it before.
So, what do you think should be included in such a talk? All ideas,
suggestions, links to www-sites with finished slides :-) etc. are welcome.
Thanks for any help,
Dr. Martin Baeker
Institut fuer Werkstoffe
Langer Kamp 8