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Paleontology

Interactives for Students

Ancient Creature of the Deep
In "Coelacanth Quiz," test your knowledge of a "living fossil," the coelacanth, with a 10-question true-or-false quiz. Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Curse of T. rex
In "Where to Dig," figure out when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and where their fossils would most likely be found. Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Evolution: Extinction!
In "What Killed the Dinosaurs?," explore hypotheses and evidence for various theories for why dinosaurs vanished from the planet 65 million years ago. (Shockwave plug-in required.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

Jewel of the Earth
In "Amber Around the World," learn about where amber is found worldwide, how old each type of amber is, and the approximate number of recorded fossil pieces that have been found throughout the world. (Flash plug-in required.) Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12.

Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial
In "Fossil Evidence" see five examples of transitional forms that verify evolution and bridge the evolutionary gap between two completely different types of animal. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) Grades 9-12.

Origins: How Life Began
In "A Brief History of Life," explore the history of life on Earth in a geological time scale that divides Earth's history into eras, periods, and epochs. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) Grades 6-8, 9-12.

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