THE FOUR-WINGED DINOSAUR
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By following how two teams of paleontologists and aeronautical engineers develop two different interpretations of a how a feathered fossil Microraptor might have looked—and then test whether or not it could have flown—NOVA accomplishes two things: they review the debate over the origin of bird flight, and they reveal how scientists’ assumptions shape their conclusions. Grades 5 and up. Closed captioned. Described video. Color. 56 minutes. WGBH. ©2008.
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