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Observe how fossils can form
This website hosts an animation depicting how cast and mold fossils are preserved in the rock record. Users can play, rewind, fast forward and stop the animation at any point in the formation as well as read captions outlining the process. The animation is part of the Earth Exploration Visualization collection.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Earth Science Visualizations CD-ROM, 2003 McDougal Littell Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system without the prior written permission of McDougal Littell Inc. unless such copying is expressly permitted by federal copyright law. Address inquiries to Permissions, McDougal Littell Inc., P.O. Box 1667, Evanston, Illinois 60204.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-710
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: TERC

Author: Jennifer Loomis