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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?. If the dinosaur bones did not

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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.


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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


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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


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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?