Chapter 35: Paleobiology: Fossils and Time contains external links to:

  • Paleobiology Tutorial and Problem Set
  • Life in Geologic Time
  • Getting into the Fossil Record I
  • Getting into the Fossil Record II
  • Stories from the Fossil Record
  • Dinosaurs and Birds
  • What Killed the Dinosaurs?
  • Ethnobotany Experiment
  • Understanding Geologic Time
  • Fossil Adventures at Dry Creek

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

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From this website, you will learn about Paleobiology, the study of fossils and life that once was. Topics include: Paleobiology Introduction Methods of Age Dating The Geologic Time Scale This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Life in Geologic Time

by Alison Loomis

From this website, you will learn about adding time, phylogenies, and where to look for fossils. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Geologic Time Machine

by Alison Loomis

From this website, you can navigate eras and epochs throughout earth's history. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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In this interactive module, students are introduced to fossils and the fossilization process by examining how fossils are formed and the factors that promote or prevent fossilization. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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In this interactive module, students are introduced to fossils and the fossilization process by examining how fossils are formed and the factors that promote or prevent fossilization. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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This website provides students with a basic understanding of how fossils can be used to interpret the past. There are four different pathways to explore: biodiversity, geologic time, paleoecology and past lives. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Dinosaurs and Birds

by Alison Loomis

The term Dinosauria refers to a nearly extinct group of vertebrates. This group arose from the reptiles in the late Middle Triassic Period and flourished from 240 to 65 million years ago during the Mesozoic Era. You can learn more about the Dinosauria in this lesson. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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What killed the Dinosaurs? One of the great, unsolved mysteries in science is the disappearance of the dinosaurs. In this activity, you will study the environment of the Cretaceous period and look for clues as to what may have caused the extinction. You also will compare current hypotheses about extinction and decide which ones seem most plausible. pbs.org This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Ethnobotany Experiment

by Alison Loomis

In this activity, students learn how archaeologists study the foods of past peoples. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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This external link takes you to a web-based module in which students gain a basic understanding of geologic time, the evidence for events in Earth's history, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the significance of the Geologic Time Scale. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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In this interactive web-based module, students conduct a simulated field study at a fossil dig in Montana. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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