RFG 2018 Conference

Fossils

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

Trilobite fossil
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This report illustrates how two organisms, a trilobite and a nautiloid, became fossils. The...

Drumheller dinosaur discovery site
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Technology can help us learn more about people and cultures from the past...like ancient Egypt....

Paleontologist at Dinosaur National Monument
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

Fossils provide a valuable record of the plant and animal life and environmental conditions from...

 

Teaching Media Resources

Trilobite fossil
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of animal fossil images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show...

Stegosaurus skeleton on display.
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of dinosaur fossil images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show...

Paleontologist at Dinosaur National Monument
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of paleontology career images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to...

 

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...