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Fossils in Time
Tour of Fossil Parks:
Teaching Paleontology in the National Parks, a curriculum for second
and third grade teachers:
Paleontology Homepage http://www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/paleontology/index.htm
NPS Paleontology Newsletters
Park Geology Education links:
includes links to Intro to Fossils slide shows for second and
USGS Geologic Glossary (simplified definitions for technical terms)
Geologic Time (online edition)
Major Divisions of Geologic Time:
Fossils, Rocks, and Time
Dinosaurs: Facts and Fiction
Vertebrates - describes the evolutionary progression of vertebrates
through geologic time, and how paleontologists infer past environments
from the vertebrate fossils:
Museum of Natural History
Alaska Dinosaurs and Marine Reptiles: includes information on fossils,
dinosaurs in Alaska, and several activities.
of California, Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology.
Geologic Time Scale graphic – very nice and detailed :
Geological Time Machine - describes each geologic era and period.
What killed the dinosaurs? - includes discussion on extinction,
invalid hypotheses and current arguments.
Teaching Evolution - information on teaching evolution and the fossil
record, with lesson plans and activities.
Department of Paleobiology
of Land Management, Alaska
Dinosaurs on the North Slope of Alaska: includes information about
fossil finds in northern Alaska, as well as rules for collecting
fossils on public lands.
Museum of Natural History¸Chicago Illinois
Sue, the world's largest, most complete and most famous
T. rex. http://www.fieldmuseum.org/sue/default.htm
and join the hunt for fossils in Wyoming. Sign up to receive emails
from scientists in the field! http://www.fmnh.org/expeditions
of Nature and Science
Follow a fossil – describes the process of fossil hunting from prospecting,
excavation, preparation, curation, research, and exhibiting.
to the Teacher Resources section for a variety of teach tools and
comprehensive on-line hypertext book about dinosaurs of the Enchanted