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Curricular Resources in Paleontology

Here are a number of links to Internet sites which contain information and/or other links related to paleontology. Please read our disclaimer
Ask an Expert: Paleontology
CLN's "Ask an Expert" page has about 100 links to specialists in the field who can serve as a valuable source of curricular expertise for both students and teachers. Questions/answers on Paleontology may be found in our "All Subjects" section at the top of the page, the "Science" section (see General Science), as well as the general "Reference" section.

Dinosaur Theme Page
This CLN "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of dinosaurs. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

[The] Field Museum: Online Exhibits
The Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago) has a number of online exhibits that will be of interest to paleontology students. Check out "Sue on the Web" for a T.Rex exhibit and "Life Over Time" for information about dinosaurs in general.

Paleontology without Walls
Take a 'Virtual Tour' of this University of California museum. Their "On-line Exhibits" contain large amounts of information on paleontology, searchable by phylogeny, geology or evolutionary theory as your paradigm.

The goal of the developers of this site is to further the interest and understanding of the flora and fauna that have existed over the past 650 million years. Information is organized by geological period (the site is still under development). Students will be able to learn about any existing animals and plants, get a reconstruction of the paleogeography of the continents, and read a description of what the Earth was like at the time.

Set in Stone
This paleontology site has background information about paleontology in general as well as fossils and dinosaurs in specific. There is also a series of classroom activities for students.

Strange Science: The Rocky Road to Modern Paleontology and Biology
Today's knowledge about biology and paleontology is often taken for granted. This web site uses historical paintings and images to demonstrate some of the weird ideas that scientists and scholars in these subjects previously held.

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Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in Paleontology. For other resources in this subject area (e.g., curricular content in Earth Science, General Science, Life Science, or Physical Science), or for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.

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