Fossils

November 16, 2004

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Enter The Paleontology Portal where you can use a map to explore the history of life through geologic time in North America. http://www.paleoportal.org/index.php?globalnav=time_space

At the Fossil Gallery look for information about many different kinds of fossils. http://www.paleoportal.org/index.php?globalnav=fossil_gallery&sectionnav=main

Learn about the Burgess Shale, Petrified Forests and more!!! at Famous Fossil Finds in North America http://www.paleoportal.org/index.php?globalnav=flora_fauna&sectionnav=map


Discover The History of Life at the University of California Berkeley Museum of Fossil FishPaleontology
and take a guess at the mystery fossil.

Then explore the Online Exhibits , or Collections of microfossils, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates and the Geologic Time Scale.
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/

Follow these diagrams and discover: What is a fossil and how do they form? http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/Whatisafossil.htm

Head to the Royal Ontario Museum's fossil cyber-display with all your fossil questions...and uncover exciting things when you Play a fossil game!! http://www.rom.on.ca/quiz/fossil/ Royal Ontario Museum Even though the Paleontological Museum of Oslo Norway is far away, you can view the fossil showcases online! http://www.toyen.uio.no/palmus/galleri/index_e.html

Listen to the radio broadcast of scientist Howard Stableford as he embarks on a wonderful detective story following the clues which lead him to the lost world of the amber forests. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/amber.shtml  

Fossils, fossils and more fossils...Lots of photos and more information

Dinosaur SkeletonFossils in Idaho
http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/
geo/fossils/fossils.htm

Paleobotany is a website devoted to fossil plants. http://www.xs4all.nl/~steurh/home.html
Eocene fossils from Green River http://www.coloradomtn.edu/campus_rfl/staff_rfl/kohls/
newstuff/eocene.shtml
Images such as a Wading Bird, and Starfish. http://www.paleozoic.org/gallery.htm

 Dinosaur "Young People Telling Young People About Fossils"
is a site from Australia which includes information about dinosaurs.
http://earthsci.org/youngp/youngp.htm

What are Trilobites? http://www.trilobites.info/trilobite.htm

...and now for Trilobite World. http://www.geocities.com/mrbbug1/

The most familiar fossil is probably the Ammonite, a member of the same group of animals as the octopus. What is an ammonite? http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/Ammonites.htm  

Looking at rocksDo you want to be a scientist? Dig into these sites about careers...
I want to be a paleontologist!

  Discover the world when crocodiles ruled at this interactive site. Go on a virtual fossil dig. http://www.crocsrule.org/  
Take a journey as you investigate "What killed the Dinosaurs?," from BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/beasts/whatkilled/evidence/  
Question Marks Get the real story, Fossil Myths and Legends.
http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/Myths.htm
Sites for Teachers

Resources for teachers from the Science Museum of Minnesota.
http://www.crocsrule.org/links.html


Teacher resources from the Paleontology Portal (includes teacher guides.) Dragonfly Clipart
http://www.paleoportal.org/index.php?globalnav=audience&sectionnav=k16

The Great Fossil Find Students are taken on an imaginary fossil hunt. Following a script read by the teacher, students "find" (remove from envelope) paper "fossils" of some unknown creature, only a few at a time. Each time, they attempt to reconstruct the creature, and each time their interpretation tends to change as new pieces are "found." http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/gr.fs.fd.html

Common Geological Terms for Teachers http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss2geol.html


Evolution and the fossil record from the American Geological Institute, a good resource for teachers. http://www.agiweb.org/news/evolution.pdf

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