Utah Valley State College
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
phenogram construction part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
This is a simple exercise where students construct a phenogram using a collection of different fossils or random objects.
Graphic Correlation Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
This is a graphic correlation lab exercise. It builds quantitative skills. It also gives students practice interpreting data and drawing geological and biological conclusions.
Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Focuses on systematics of the major groups of past life represented in the fossil record; includes taxonomy, biogeography, and phylogeny. Explores the utility of fossils in paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and biostratigraphy. Emphasis on the application of fundamental evolutionary principles for understanding diversification, extinction, and morphological trends in the 4 billion year history of life on Earth. Course includes labs and field trips.