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View Resource University of California Museum of Paleontology

Although the term "museum" usually evokes a vision of long halls lined with exhibits, the University of California Museum of Paleontology is more like a library representing more than a billion years of life on Earth. It is an active center of research housing one of the nation's largest fossil collections as well as state-of-the-art facilities for the study of these fossils. There is extensive...

View Resource Falls of the Ohio State Park

Falls of the Ohio State Park, on the banks of the Ohio river, is home to 386 million year old fossil beds, among the largest naturally exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. The interpretive center, featuring a video presentation and exhibit gallery, overlooks the fossil beds. There are several downloadable resources from the website including illustrated information on brachiopods,...

View Resource Johnston Geology Museum

The Johnston Geology Museum is part of the Emporia State University Earth Science Department. There is an online virtual tour of the collection which includes a Cretaceous mosasaur, a giant ground sloth, mastodon bones and tusk, brachiopods, Paleozoic corals, sedimentary structures, minerals and crystals. The Museum contains geological specimens predominantly from Kansas, and include the world...

View Resource An Indoor Fossil/Archeological Dig

In this activity, students will participate in a simulated fossil hunt or archeological excavation. Working in groups, they will excavate fossils or artifacts buried in a container and tag, number and label, and record the position and details of each object encountered. They will make site sketches as each layer is removed. When all the objects have been found, and all the information obtained,...

View Resource From the Ground Up: The World of Oil

This site covers the major aspects of oil including geology basics, energy links, history, daily uses, paleontology, hydrocarbon systems and oil in your backyard. Information on tools of the trade are also included.

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