University of Kansas-Invertebrate Paleontology
Title of Exhibit: Invertebrate fossils of Kansas
Description of Exhibit: Information about Kansan invertebrate fossils and a sand box with fossils for collection.
University of Kansas-Vertebrate Paleontology
Title of Booth/Exhibit: Pathologies in Fossils—Sick bones tell stories
Description: Exhibit will feature examples of abnormal bones of dinosaurs and other extinct species to show what diseases and
healed broken bones look like. We will contrast these with examples of normal bones. The visitor will leave with an understanding that extinct animals suffered from the some of the same ailments modern ones do today.
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Title of Exhibit: A Bit of Earth's Beauty--Specimens from UMKC's Sutton Geosciences Museum
Title of Exhibit: Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Micrographs of Fossils and Minerals
Description of Exhibit: The scanning electron microscope (SEM) uses a focused beam of high-energy electrons to generate a variety of signals at the surface of solid specimens. SEM's, developed in the 1950's, have become essential in the medical and physical science communities. SEM's have many advantages over traditional microscopes. The SEM has a large depth of field, which allows more of a specimen to be in focus at one time. The SEM uses electromagnets rather than lenses, giving more control in the degree of magnification. Park University is currently using its SEM to study a variety of topic in Physics, Chemistry and Geology. This display will reveal a view of fossils and minerals that most never see at 100x, 1,000x, 10,000x and more.
Title of Exhibit: Common Ore Forming Minerals
Description of Exhibit: This exhibit will display excellent samples from the MCC-Blue River collection of common ore forming minerals as well information regarding as their uses.
Title of Exhibit: The Many Faces of Quartz
Description of Exhibit: Exhibit will feature the many types of quartz (Clear, milky, rose, amethyst, smoky, etc.), rocks made of quartz (agate, quartzite), and a comparison between them and minerals that look like quartz (ex. dogtooth calcite).