Featured in the Student section of the Texas A&M University-Ocean World website, this site offers basic information about foraminifera, or forams for short. The site's very brief, kid-friendly information sections touch on foram evolution, benthic vs. planktonic forams, and mass foram extinctions. The site also contains several beautiful images of forams, and a nice graphic of Pangea. After perusing the information sections, students can test their knowledge with a 10-question interactive quiz. The site also offers a link to the Biostrat Gallery-a virtual gallery from the University of Western Australia featuring numerous foram images (reported on in the March 28, 2001, Scout Report for Science & Engineering). Note: The Biostrat Gallery was developed for the scientific community, but with a teacher's assistance--or simply an adventurous attitude--students should be able to locate many fascinating images of forams.
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