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Paleotopia: Windows to the Past
This website highlights a game designed for students studying earth science, life science and evolution. The game reinforces the principle that fossils reveal a record of life on earth and help students relate and match fossils of specific life forms to information known about those life forms. Students role-play as paleontologists searching the world for the pre-historic remnants and evidence of past life. Students move through a landscape, dig for discoveries and research fossil information. This website contains game objectives, materials needed, time required to play the game, rules, design processes and additional references.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-373
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Jerry Marino
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Author: Susan Connell
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Author: Matt McNerney
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