Earth Science

S3E2. Students will investigate fossils as evidence of organisms that lived long ago.

a. Investigate fossils by observing authentic fossils or models of fossils or view information resources about fossils as evidence of organisms that lived long ago.
b. Describe how a fossil is formed.


Resources


Neo K12 – Fossils – Several good videos and lots of images relating to fossils. Note: Videos are linked from You Tube and images are linked from Flickr. (S3E2)

http://www.neok12.com/Fossils.htm

Fossil Mysteries – great interactive in which you put images in sequence to show how a dinosaur became a fossil. (S3E2)

http://www.sdnhm.org/exhibits/mystery/interactives.html

OneGeology for Kids – great resource with visuals for teaching kids how fossils were formed. (S3E2)

http://www.onegeology.org/extra/kids/fossils.html

Virtual Fossil Museum Digital Images - While not a resource for students, there are lots of high quality images of numerous types of fossils.

http://www.fossilmuseum.net/FossilGalleries.htm