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Fossils in the Classroom - Online Resources for Teachers and Students

For more information:

http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
The International Commission on Stratigraphy includes a global Geologic Time Scale as ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy that is avaliable to download.

http://www.newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/esl/es/spanish-es.pdf
The New York Science Teacher provides an Earth Science Glossary that lists Spanish translations of Earth Science Terms.

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/
Discovery Education website lets you easily create your own crossword puzzles or word searches using the listed vocabulary words.

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/teachers.php
The University of California Museum of Paleontology features valuable and easy to understand paleontology resources for teachers.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WilliamSmith/
Earth Observatory discusses the first person to use fossils for determining the relative ages of rocks – William Smith, an English surveyor and canal-digger in the early 1800s. William Smith also built the first geologic map.

The Paleontology Portal feature a wide selection of resources, including curriculum for K-12 teachers and photos of different types of fossils that you can search by location, time period, or type.