The Paleontological Society



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Photo courtesy of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Educational Resources

The Paleontology Portal

http://www.paleoportal.org/

The Paleontology Portal includes a wide range of educational resources, including information on famous fossil localities, a gallery of photographs of fossils, information on paleontology careers, and interviews with paleontologists.

PaleoPortal Teachers' Guide http://www.paleoportal.org/index.php?globalnav=audience&sectionnav=teachers_guide

PaleoPeople http://www.paleoportal.org/index.php?globalnav=paleopeople

 

Paleocast - funded in part by the Paleontological Society

http://www.palaeocast.com/

Palaeocast launched on Sept. 1, 2012!  This site, funded by a Paleontological Society Outreach and Education grant, provides podcasts in which paleontologists describe their research findings and a forum where you can discuss paleontological topics.  Check it out!

Evolution of Life Activites

http://www.earthlearningidea.com/English/Evolution_of_Life.html

Activities on various aspects of paleontology with some video demonstrations; check out the ELI blog as well for new ideas on all aspects of earth science learning.

 

Falls of the Ohio State Park

http://www.fallsoftheohio.org

Downloadable do-at-home activities for kids, resources for teachers and other educational resources.

 

A Career in Paleontology

http://www.fallsoftheohio.org/ACareerinPaleontology.html

Learn more about what paleontologists do, how they are trained, and how you can become one!


Understanding Evolution

http://evolution.berkeley.edu

Award-winning website with great resources to learn more about how evolution works.


Understanding Science

http://www.understandingscience.org

Not sure just what sets science apart from other ways of understanding the world? Explore this website!


Explorations Through Time

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explotime.html

A set of K-12 lessons on paleontology and geologic time distributed by the University of California Museum of Paleontology.

 

Hands-On Classroom Activities

The PS Education and Outreach Committee has developed these hands-on classroom activities for use by teachers, parents, and PS members engaged in outreach.  They may be downloaded and reproduced for educational use only.

Dinosaurs Big and Small [PDF 115 KB]
Geological Timeline [PDF 7.3 MB]
Measuring Fossils [PDF 109 KB]
Modeling Fossilization [PDF 117 KB]
My Favorite Dinosaur [PDF 120 KB]
Observing Fossils [PDF 111 KB]

Educational Brochures

Brachiopods [PDF 233 KB]
Bryozoan [PDF 149 KB]
Corals [PDF 232 KB]
Crinoids [PDF 211 KB]
Fossil Shark Teeth [PDF 101 KB]
Mollusks [PDF 180 KB]
Oldest Fossil Evidence of Life [PDF 175 KB]