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Fossil Formation Process

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Identify the processes associated with fossil formation 0507.5.3


Links verified 9/18/2014


  1. Amber in Nature - Look at pieces of amber to find out what is captured inside and what clues it provides about the ancient ecosystem. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  2. Exploring Evolution - In this interactive web lab you will explore the many lines of evidence scientists use to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of organisms. Along the way you will solve a mystery, compare bones and DNA, and look for fossils. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Fantastic Fossil Finds
  4. Fossil Horse Cyber Museum - from the Florida Museum of Natural History
  5. Fossil Lesson Plans - lesson plans on fossils of individual phyla, as well as general lesson plans for introducing fossils and how they are formed A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Fossil Sites in Nashville - a trip through time An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  7. Fossils - Clues to the Past - Fossils provide clues to what life was like in ancient times.
  8. Fossils of Iowa - [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  9. Fossils Rock! - especially for teachers, students, and home-schoolers who want to put some fun into their earth science classes
  10. How fossils can form - This animation shows the formation of a cast and mold, one way that fossils can form. Casts are copies of fossilized plants or animals. Molds are hollow impressions of the fossil. This process takes thousands or millions of years.
  11. How Fossils Form - from Enchanted Learning
  12. Life Has a History - an educational module sponsored by the National Science Foundation (select level 2 for 5-8)
  13. Paleontology Portal
  14. Recreating extinct animals from fossil evidence is like completing a giant jigsaw puzzle, but without all the pieces. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Resources for K-12 Teachers and Students - from The Paleontology Portal
  16. Trilobite Cookies - just for fun, looks like a great cookie A delicious sounding experiment!
  17. Using Fossils - discussion of two principal uses of fossils; dating and interpreting environment [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  18. Virtual Fossil Museum - fossils across geological time and evolution
  19. What Are Fossils - from the San Diego Natural History Museum [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  20. What is a Fossil - discussion of Type I and Type II fossils

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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