City University of New York
LAB #4 ASSIGNMENT PART 3 - REMOTE MEASUREMENT: Much of the work you will do in the Museum
will involve measuring different body dimensions of the Museum's tyrannosaur specimen. This
is complicated by the fact that the tyrannosaur is mounted inside a protective island to
which you will not have access. Thus, you will not be able to lay a meter stick or measuring
tape against the specimen to do your measuring directly. Instead, you will have to make
your measurements remotely, that is, from some distance outside the island. It is thus
necessary to establish a means to do this. Methods are described in the "Remote Measurement"
pages of this lab site (click on button below).
There is no assignment per se for this part of lab #4. To get credit for this exercise, you must email by 3 PM March 30, telling me which remote measurement technique you will use, and whether you have any questions about it.