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Fossils Provide Information


Explain how fossils provide information about the past SPI 0507.5.2

Links verified 11/2/2010

  1. Amber: Window to the Past - Click on different pieces of amber to find out what is captured inside and what clues the fossilized remains provide about ancient ecosystems.
  2. Evolution from PBS
  3. Evolution: Theory and History - including journey into the world of phylogenic systematics.
  4. Extinctions from PBS
  5. Fantastic Fossil Finds - Burgess Shale, LaBrea tar pits, Solnhofen Quarry, and Subtropical Eocene Fossil Forests of the North
  6. Fossil Database - from the Natural History Museum of London This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Fossil News - from Science Daily
  8. Geologic Time and the age of the earth.
  9. Geology and Geologic Time - General history of the science, links to each of the eras and the life in them.
  10. History of Flight - Pterosaurs, Bird Evolution, Insect Flight and Archaeopteryx
  11. Hooper Virtual Natural History Museum - posted by The Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  12. Horse Evolution
  13. Human Fossil Database - browse or search the database, or use their timeline
  14. Invertebrates - Gastropoda and Cephalopoda
  15. Life Has a History - an educational module sponsored by the National Science Foundation (select level 3 for 9-12)
  16. Microscopic fossils - Foraminifera and Arcellaceans
  17. Museum of Paleontology - posted by University of California, Berkley
  18. Paleogeography Through Geologic Time
  19. Paleontological Collection Catalogs and related resources
  20. Paleontology Without Walls - Introduction to the UCMP Virtual Exhibits
  21. The Pleistocene - 1.8 million to 11,000 years ago
  22. Pleistocene Animals of the Midwestern U.S.
  23. Timelines - Travel back to different time periods in the history of the earth. Vivid, fleshed-out reproductions of the extinct creatures appear in scenes depicting their environments as they might have been millions of years ago.
  24. Trilobite: A guide to the order of Trilobites

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