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This website contains a collection of pages dealing with the build-up of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere about 1.8-2.2 billion years ago. Users can follow links to information regarding banded iron formations and the oxygen revolution. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Clearinghouse
Subject: Geology, Paleontology
 
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This Enchanted Learning website contains a very detailed and hyperlinked geologic time line. Precambrian to Quaternary Eons are broken into Eras, Periods and Epochs and pivotal events of the time are also highlighted. The timeline is nicely illustrated and appropriate for all ages. Users may also follow links to other parts of the Enchanted Learning Earth website. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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The Paleobiology Database is a public resource for the scientific community. Its purpose is to provide global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age, as well as web-based software for statistical analysis of the data. From this webpage, users can access the database and search for taxa, specific collections as well as request ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biology, Paleontology
 
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CHRONOS (Greek: time) aims to create a dynamic, interactive and time-calibrated framework for Earth history. CHRONOS's main objective is to develop a network of databases and visualization and analytical methodologies that broadly deal with chronostratigraphy - that is, with developing a better tool (the time scale) for understanding fundamental Earth processes through time. The CHRONOS platform will ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Climatology, Geology, Paleontology
 
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This website is part of the online version of the Miller Museum of Geology (Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario). The website includes exhibits on the origin of the Earth, of cells, the Ediacaran fauna, and other assemblages of Proterozoic animals. This is a useful site for images and information regarding the dawn of animal life on Earth. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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This website contains a set of slides that discuss the current state of understanding of the Precambrian evolution of life. Information includes rocks that support the evolutionary theories. Users can click from slide to slide or follow quick links to specific slides. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Photograph
Subject: Biology, Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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This introductory online historical geology class teaches basic scientific principles like evolution and plate tectonics and reviews Earth history from the Precambrian to the present day. The course readings are online, as well as writable worksheets. The course also asks students to present their research findings as web pages. The course stresses the methods scientists use to determine the information ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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This page describes a geologic timescale poster available for purchase. The site also contains an interesting essay: "A Galactic Orbit Model for Periodic Mass Extinction," discussing how clusters of impacts could cause periodic mass extinctions. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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The Worldwide Museum of Natural History is an online natural history museum with galleries that focus on vertebrates, butterflies, minerals, and meteor impacts. This site contains a lot of useful information and nice images regarding the above subjects. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Climatology, Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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In this activity, students write an essay on the history of scientific discoveries in the field of dinosaur paleontology. The essays are then evaluated via Calibrated Peer Review. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Project
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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