• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

Unit Two: Paleontology

High School Curriculum

Unit Two: Paleontology

Topics Covered
Tree Rings
Fossils
Climate Change

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Unit Two - Complete[3.2mb]

Unit Two - Background

Lesson 1
Dendrochronology[56k]

Lesson 2
Dendrochronology Background[14k]

Lesson 3
Florissant tree rings[504k]

Lesson 4
Orientation to Florissant Fossil Beds[15k]
Orientation Slide Show[12.7mb Microsoft Power Point File]

Lesson 5
Background Materials for Geology of the Front Range and Florissant[1mb]

Lesson 6
Stratigraphic Mapping[7k]

Lesson 7
Paleontology - Fossil Identification[27k]
Fossil ID Packets[6.6mb]
Paper Fossils[2mb]

Lesson 8
Paleontology - Leaf Identification[9k]
Leaf Manual[749k]
Fossil ID Packets[6.6mb]
Paper Fossils[2mb]

Lesson 9
Paleontology - Climate Activity [18k]
Exploring Ecosystems Overheads [1.3mb]
Exploring Ecosystems Slideshow [8mb Microsoft Power Point File]

Exam
Unit Two Exam[10k]

Did You Know?

Photo of 14 foot wide, 12 foot tall petrified tree stump of a redwood

The massive petrified redwood stump known as the "Big Stump" is not actually the largest diameter stump at Florissant Fossil Beds. The "Big Stump" measures 38 feet in circumference, but the biggest stump is over 41 feet.