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Science: Fossils

These sites focus on fossils and include information about paleontologists, dinosaurs, and petrification. View photographs of actual fossils. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on dinosaurs.


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This is a list of common questions and answers from the University of California Museum of Paleontology.
Discover the different types of fossils and how they are formed. This site also has tables that list where certain fossils have been found.
This site has a portrayal of what the American Midwest may have looked like 16,000 years ago. Find out more about the prehistoric Midwest.
This site is part of the kids section of the American Museum of Natural History site. Read about recent expeditions, finds, and the scientists who do the work. Meet face-to-face with a reconstructed skeleton in a humorous and informative interview.
Learn some interesting facts about Sue the T-Rex dinosaur.
Explore this site to learn more about fossils and dinosaurs.
This student-designed site describes archaeology and its methods. Includes interviews and interactive games.
Read about where and how to find fossils. Go to the next page by clicking on the arrow.
Choose one of three levels and take an extensive tour through the history of life and fossils. This is a very well put together site that can be used easily for more than one class time. Before letting students browse, the teacher should view the tour.
This site has high-quality images of fossils. There is information on evolution, paleontology, geology, and more.
Students can find a virtual fossil, learn how scientists excavate specimens, and view a slideshow in this interactive game.
Explore the student links to learn about fossils and how they are formed. This is a good introductory sites for elementary students.
This is the online version of the original book by the USGS.
Students can create a relief sculpture of dinosaur bones with this cross-curricular activity. Where space allows, the bones can be installed as a permanent work of art, or used to simulate a paleontology "dig."
Learn more about the types of dinosaurs that roamed the earth years ago. Find out which dinosaurs were in your area, watch videos about these creature, and create your own dinosaur artwork. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on fossils.
These sites explain and show different types of rocks and minerals. Includes hands-on activities and online games about minerals and rocks.

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