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A fossil is any evidence of past life. Fossils formed from animal bodies or their imprints are called body fossils. When people think about fossils, they usually think about body fossils. Trace fossils are another kind of fossil. A trace fossil is any evidence of the life activity of an animal that lived in the past. Burrows, tracks, trails, feeding marks, and resting marks are all examples of trace fossils.

Teaching Resources from the Education Resources Network

Curricula & Instruction Resources

Mauna Ulu on the east rift of Kilauea. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

What did Earth's continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or even 1 billion years...

Paleontologist at Dinosaur National Monument
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

How dinosaurs evolved, lived and disappeared over 65 million years ago are still intriguing...

Education and Outreach
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This exercise encourages students to make observations, examine data, and form hypotheses. These...


Teaching Media Resources

Big Bend National Park, Texas
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

The Geologic Wonders of Texas Module was created as an online resource for students and families...

Nova Scotia
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Nova Scotia's virtual museum offers plenty of information on fossils. Students can "tour" the...

Centosaurus head fossil
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Join student paleontologist, Adam Marsh, on a journey through time as he explores the ancient...


Outreach Programs

Sauropod Bones
Resource Type: School-based Outreach Programs

Bring Field Geology Into Your Classroom! During Chevron Earth Science on Wheels, an HMNS staff...

T Rex head (bones, fossil)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The world-famous fossil known as “SUE” is the largest, best-preserved, and most complete...

Coal power plant, Kentucky
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Zero Emissions Day, or ZeDay, aims to "give out planet one day off a year." ZeDay guidelines are...