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Chapter 5 - Earth's History




Unit C - Earth and Beyond

Chapter 5 - Earth's History

Investigate rocks. Explore how scientists can read the rocks to learn about the history of the Earth.

Article What's the Big Idea About Paleontology? Learn about fossils, extremely rare—and valuable—records of the past. Article Meet the PaleontOLogists If you dig dinosaurs, then you need to meet these OLogists. Find out what cool stuff Anna, Max, Reva, and Mark have uncovered while... Interactive What Do You Know about Paleontology? How much do you know about the Age of Dinosaurs? Brush the dust and other sediment off your brain, and test your paleontology knowledge... Interactive Beyond T. rex Only a small fraction of the 400-plus known species of extinct dinosaurs have appeared on TV and movie screens. Meet some of the... Educator Materials Mesozoic Museum What would it be like to organize a dinosaur exhibit? Find out by creating your own miniature Mesozoic Museum. Don't forget to invite... Educator Materials Finding Fossils You don't have to be a professional paleontologist to collect the remains of ancient life. Anyone can find fossils. This handy how-to... Educator Materials Buried Bones The next time you have chicken, don't throw out the bones—bury them in plaster of Paris. Then, scrape by scrape, see firsthand the... Educator Materials Drawing Dinos Ever wonder how scientists can look at a bunch of bones and draw what a dinosaur looked like? Learn their five-step trick. Then,... Article Going Gobi Who would travel halfway around the world to spend the summer in a desert where brutal sandstorms and surprise flash floods are on... Educator Materials Paleontology Books Take a tour of evolution. Discover a dinosaur nesting ground in Patagonia. Travel in the Magic School Bus to Dinosaur Land. And dig...