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Paleontology -- Study and teaching

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The Paleontological Society

The Paleontological Society, an international non-profit organization founded in 1908, created this Web site devoted to the advancements in paleontology. The site allows paleontologists access to abstracts in a few journals including Paleobiology. Prospective students will discover grant opportunities. Media representatives with questions about the history of life on earth can find contacts for...

https://www.paleosoc.org/
Fossil Mammal Research Group

This website presents the Fossil Mammal Research Group whose "members are palaeontologists and archaeologists as well as palaeoenvironmental specialists in the School of Biological & Earth Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, UK." Subjects of study by the Research group include mammalian fauna development over the past 30 million years, Plio-Pleistocene and Holocene climate change, and...

https://www.amnh.org/research/paleontology/collections/fossi...
University of California -- Museum of Paleontology: Understanding Evolution

This is a neat website from the University of California - Museum of Paleontology designed to help teachers explain evolution to their students. The homepage presents a sitemap artfully chalked out on a blackboard with two main categories: Learning Evolution and Teaching Evolution. The Learning Evolution category links to sections on Nature of Science, Misconceptions, History of Evolutionary...

https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/home.php
University of California-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology: What Did T. rex Taste Like?

From the University of California-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), this interactive learning module, developed for students in grades seven though 12, serves as "an introduction to cladistics, the most commonly used method of classification today." The module utilizes cool graphics, and a tour-like format to explore evolutionary relationships, and the diversity of life. UCMP suggests...

https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/Trex/...
Life in the Palaeozoic

The Open University in Britain is well-known for its efforts to bring higher education to persons across the world. As of late, they have also been expanding their online offerings for the general public by making course materials available on their "OpenLearn" site. This particular course will take interested parties into the world of the Palaeozoic era. Through six different topical sections,...

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/natural-hi...
Paleontology Portal (Last reviewed in the Scout Report on November 30, 1999)

It's appropriate that clicking on the segments of a nautilus shell can access the different sections of this engaging site, and paleontologists (both neophyte and expert) will find much to pique their interest here. The portal is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, along with the University of California Museum of Paleontology, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and the United...

http://paleoportal.org
Strange Science: The Rocky Road to Modern Paleontology and Biology

The road to true knowledge and scientific wisdom never did run smooth. As this site points out, "The knowledge we take for granted today was slow in coming, and along the way, scientists and scholars had some weird ideas." This delightful website provides curious illustrations and scientific renderings that look into the development of modern paleontology and biology. On the top of the homepage,...

https://www.strangescience.net/index.htm
Science Friday: Make Your Own Sauropod Poop!

For those working from home while simultaneously caring for children, this free lab activity is great to have on hand (especially for those caring for middle school-aged children). Lab participants take on the role of experimental paleontologist, hypothesizing and testing theories by using examples of fossils and modern animals to better understand the ancient sauropod's digestive system. Readers...

https://www.sciencefriday.com/educational-resources/dinosaur...
A Guide to Outreach: Engaging the Public with Paleontology

Looking for the perfect ways to share your paleontological knowledge with the general public? The Paleontological Society's Education and Outreach Committee's "A Guide to Outreach: Engaging the Public with Paleontology" has some great tips. This 15-page guide (available as a free PDF at the link above) was created in 2014 under a Creative Commons license. As the guide notes, "communication is an...

https://www.paleosoc.org/assets/docs/PS-Guide-to-Outreach.pd...