Mrs. Renshaw August 13, 2010 Period ___2 HOW DOES DAVID GILLETTE USE THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD TO SOLVE PROBLEMS? A Q What is David Gillette’s question? What kind of dinosaur did these bones come from? What is Gillette’s hypothesis? Ifthe dinosaur bones did not match any others, then they were from an unknown species.
How did Gillette test his hypothesis? • Measured the bones • Clear, honest, accurate data • Observed and compared the bones • He talked to scientists at a museum What did he find when he analyzed his results? It is an unknown dinosaur
What was Gillette’s conclusion? Gillette concluded the bones found in New Mexico are unknown. He named them Seismosaurus hallorum. (Earth Shaker) Was his hypothesis proven? YES
How did Gillette communicate his results? • Held a press conference • Sent a report to the JOURNAL OF • VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY What are some other ways he Could have communicated His results?