Paleotopia: Windows to the Past

Jerry Marino, Susan Connell, Matt McNerney, No institutional affiliation is known, No institutional affiliation is known, No institutional affiliation is known

This website highlights a game designed for students studying earth science, life science and evolution. The game reinforces the principle that fossils reveal a record of life on earth and help students relate and match fossils of specific life forms to information known about those life forms. Students role-play as paleontologists searching the world for the pre-historic remnants and evidence of past life. Students move through a landscape, dig for discoveries and research fossil information. This website contains game objectives, materials needed, time required to play the game, rules, design processes and additional references.

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Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.

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Subject: Biology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)