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Scale Diagrams

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New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick

Overview
The geologic history of New Brunswick has shaped our landscapes, communities and economy. The province as we know it was formed over the last billion years forged by moving continents, changing climates and complex geologic processes. Experience a journey through geologic time and discover how the magnificent rocks beneath us influence our lives.
Scale Diagrams
Students will learn to determine the scale factor relating to images of bones and fossils.
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Learning Object Collection: Magnificent Rocks
Lesson Plan: Scale Diagrams
Students will learn to determine the scale factor relating to images of bones and fossils.
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Learning Object Collection: Magnificent Rocks
Fish: Doliodus problematicus (Woodward)
Colour images of fossilized fish and bones
Fish: Doliodus problematicus (Woodward), Devonian, Atholville, New Brunswick, Collector: J. McGovern and R.F. Miller, 1997. Sharks probably evolved in the Silurian Period, although their early fossil record consists only of isolated scales and teeth. Doliodus problematicus was first described in 1897 from New Brunswick from a single tooth. This specimen is the oldest, most complete shark fossil in the world.

Collector: J. McGovern and R.F. Miller

Image width (left) 16 cm
NBMG 10127

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Learning Object Collection: Magnificent Rocks
Learning Object: Scale Diagrams
Fish: Doliodus problematicus (Woodward)
Colour image of gray rock with fossilised teeth
Fish: Doliodus problematicus (Woodward), Devonian, Atholville, New Brunswick, Collector: R.F. Miller and J. McGovern, 1995. A tooth of Doliodus problematicus shows it had two large, sharp cusps.

Collector: J. McGovern and R.F. Miller

Image width 5 mm
NBMG 10017

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Learning Object Collection: Magnificent Rocks
Learning Object: Scale Diagrams
Atholville, Doliodus problematicus
Dr. Randall Miller Research Curator, Geology and Palaeontology New Brunswick Museum
New Brunswick Museum
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Learning Object Collection: Magnificent Rocks
Learning Object: Scale Diagrams

Learning Objectives

Curriculum Outcomes:

Draw and interpret scale diagrams of 2-D shapes.