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Geologic Time and the Fossil Record (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
This interactive site demonstrates how fossil evidence and the principle of superposition are used to determine the age of rock layers and fossils. It contains several examples of index fossils and how they are used to date events. Geologic changes including continental drift are also related to fossil evidence.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
Internet Explorer (IE) browser
This module has not been adapted to Netscape 6.x and above.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1994-2002 by the Regents of the University of California, all rights reserved. All materials appearing on the UCMP Web Servers may not be reproduced or stored ion a retrieval system without Prior written permission of the publisher and in no case for profit.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-831
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Evolution and equilibrium
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth's history
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Evolution and equilibrium
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University of California Museum of Paleontology