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How Fossils Form; Mini scientist-grade microscopes, Fossil ID books
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Page 2 Misc. Fossils: Manatee (dugong), gator, oreodont, bison, horse, walrus, barracuda, weevil, turtle, deer, fish, whale
Page 3 Misc. Fossils: Porpoise/dolphin, shark, ground sloth, marlin, bonita snout, drum fish, snake, sawfish, rhino, camel, glyptodont, armadillo, tapir, ray, stingray, modern stingray barbs, porcupine fish, seal, llama, ferns, orthoceras, shells
Page 4 AMMONITES from Seven Countries
Page 5 Enchodus Fossil fish teeth, Cephalopod, Starfish, Fossil bugs, Fossil fish
Page 6 Fossil oosiks of seal, walrus; modern oosiks of raccoon, badger, river otter, coyote, fox, pine marten; Ode to an Oosik; Fossil Fox teeth
Page 7 Trilobites & trilobite matrix
Page 8 Petoskey coral
Page 9 Aurora and Ocean Lakes FOSSIL FESTIVALS, and Fossil Identification Photos
Page 10 Virtual Tour of Dinosaur World--Plant City, FL, Dinosaur Photos
Page 11 Virtual Tour of the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, Colorado
Page 12 Virtual Tour of the Page Museum (La Brea Tar Pit Fossils)
Page 13 Outreach Program-Auburn University Fossil Education
Page 14 Walking with Dinosaurs - Arena Spectacular - Virtual View
HOW ARE FOSSILS FORMED & FOUND?
1. An animal dies. Fossils form best if the carcass is covered quickly with sediment (water and mud).
2. The flesh rots away, and the bones are slowly covered with layered sediment.
3. "Permineralization" occurs if some or all of the original material remains, but has been strengthened by minerals that were dissolved in the water that soaked into the bony structure.
4. "Petrification" occurs if water that contained minerals soaks into the pores of the bony structure, entirely replacing them with minerals.
5. Weathering. Earth movements and/or erosion, cause the fossil to become exposed.
Whatever COLOR of the minerals in the sediment that covers the animal, that is the color the fossil will become! Here is a chart that will identify the colors of the minerals:
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