on the phylums or classes under each kingdom to learn
more about the groups of organisms and their fossil record.
Our list is modified from the 2016 Science Olympiad Fossil List. Click on the word Fossils to
obtain an article on fossilization, fossil types and modes
of preservation. Click on Echoes of Life Through Time to obtain an article on the history of human's understanding of fossils and the history of life on Earth. Explore geologic time by visiting the University of California Museum of Paleontology's on-line activity entitled Understanding Geologic Time.
The 2016 National Science Olympiad competition will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Learn more about Wisconsin fossil by exploring the following websites:
can make your own Fossil Flash Cards by using our template.
The template was made using Slide Master in Power Point.
Click on Fossil Flash Cards below
and use your file menu to save the Power Point to your desktop.
Insert your own text boxes to add information. You
may also save pictures from our website and insert them into
your homemade flash cards. You may want to modify the template
using Slide Master in Power Point to customize your flash
Olympiad participants and coaches may find the activity Age
Dating the Fossil Record useful. This activity along
with others can be found in the section of our museum that
explores relative and radiometric dating.
on the links to access the fossil test used for
the 2011 Colorado Northern Regional Science Olympiad. We
to thank Richard Markey for providing this valuable
on the links to access the 2010 fossil test used for the
Southern Regional Science Olympiad contest in the state
of Colorado. We would like to thank Linder Winter for providing
this valuable resource.
on the links to access the 2009 fossil test used for the
Northern and Southern Regional Science Olympiad contest
in the state of Colorado. We would
thank Linder Winter for providing this valuable resource.
Test 1: Test your I.D. skills. You may find the Audubon
Society Fossil Guide helpful.
Test 2: You may find Bringing Fossils to Life:
An Introduction to Paleobiology by Donald Prothero
helpful in taking this test.
the beautifully illustrated Fossils to test your
knowledge of identification and anatomy. Test conceived by
Mike Viney, artwork by Michelle Bakay. Additional
activities and tests can be found by scrolling down this