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Foram Facts: An Introduction to Foraminifera
This basic information about Foraminifera, an important microfossil explains what they are, where they live, and why they are important and also how they are used in the search for petroleum. The biology and classification of Foraminifera are also covered. In addition, photomicrographs of Foraminifera as captured by the Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope at the Museum of Paleontology are included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1996-2000 by The Museum of Paleontology of The University of California, Berkeley; the Regents of the University of California; and The Paleontological Society. No part of the referring document residing on the server may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system without prior written permission of the publisher, except for educational purposes, and in no case for profit.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-888
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Form and function
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Behavior of organisms
        • Biological evolution
        • Interdependence of organisms
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural resources
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of scientific knowledge
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Karen Wetmore
University Of California Museum of Paleontology