Table of contents for Bones rock! : everything you need to know to become a paleontologist / Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan.


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Table of Contents 
Chapter 1: So, You Want to Become a Paleontologist!
 How Science Works
 What Is a Paleontologist?
 Becoming a Fossil
 The Case of the Triceratops Two-Step
 
Chapter 2: Collecting the Evidence--How You Can Do It
 Getting Started-Where to Look
 Packing for the Trip
 What It's Like to Look for Fossils and How to Do It Yourself
 Digging!
 Keeping Records
Chapter 3: Sue's Clues
 Sue: What We Found and How We Found It . . . Well, Her 
 What It All Means
 Boys or Girls
 Kids
 
Chapter 4: What to Do with Your Fossil Once You Get It Home 
 The Paleo Laboratory: Training to Clean Fossils
 Filling in the Gaps
 "Is It Real?"
Chapter 5: Stan's Plans
 The Bare Bones:
 "My, what big teeth you have!"
 "My, what a large skull you have!"
 "My, what a fine brain you have!"
 Behavior: 
 The menu
 Murder! Mayhem!
Chapter 6: Developing and Testing a Theory:
		The Scientific Guessing Game
 The Question: Are Dinosaurs the Direct Ancestors of Birds?
 The Observations
			Hypothesis #1
			Hypothesis #2
			Hypothesis #1-The Sequel
			More Evidence	
			The Theory	
			Possible Conclusions		
Chapter 7: Your Future Job
Help!
 More Questions That Need Big Ideas, Hypotheses, or 
 Even . . . Answers
			Getting Started:
				The Best Books
				Clubs
				Summer Dig Programs
What to Study in School to Get a Head Start
 You can Do This! 
Acknowledgements
Appendix A: Scientific Names --Pronunciation and Information Guide
Appendix B: Geologic Extinction Timeline
Appendix C: Permission Letter Template
Appendix D: Teacher's or Independent Study Guide
			How to Use This Book
			Common Sense
			Chapter-by-Chapter
 Questions
				Classroom Projects
			Classroom Fun Books and References
 Planning Field Trips
 Help with Answering Questions
Appendix E: Bones Rock! Website Information
Appendix F: Glossary
List of Illustrations
References




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Paleontologists Juvenile literature, Paleontology Vocational guidance Juvenile literature