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Science Olympiad

Click 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:

Common Paleozoic Fossils of Wisconsin

The Paleontology Portal: Wisconsin, U.S.

The 2015 National Science Olympiad competition was hosted by the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Learn more about fossils from Nebraska by exploring the following websites:

Nebraska County Fossils

University of Nebraska State Museum


Click on the picture to enter our
Science Olympiad Fossil Gallery



Click on the links to access the fossil test used for the 2011 Colorado State Science Olympiad. We would like to thank Carol Evans for providing this valuable resource.


Kingdom Protista
(by phylum)
Sarcomastigophora
Heterokontophyta
Kingdom Animalia or Metazoa
(Invertebrates by phylum)
 
Porifera
Cnidaria
Bryozoa
Brachiopoda
Arthropoda
Mollusca
Echinodermata
Hemichordata
Kingdom Animalia or Metazoa
(Vertebrates by class)
 
Agnatha
Acanthodii
Placodermi
Chondrichthyes
Osteichthyes
Amphibia
Sauropsida
Aves
Synapsida
Mammalia
Kingdom Plantae
(by division or phylum)
 
Lycopodiophyta
Sphenophyta or Equisetophyta
Pteridophyta or Filicophyta
Pteridospermatophyta
Ginkgophyta
Cycadophyta
Pinophyta or Coniferophyta
Magnoliophyta or Angiospermophyta
Fossilization
Trace Fossils
Fossil Article
Echoes of Life Through Time


Activities & Tests
You 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 cards.

Fossil Flash Cards

Fossil Flash Cards for Plants


Science 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.


Click on the links to access the fossil test used for the 2011 Colorado Northern Regional Science Olympiad. We would like to thank Richard Markey for providing this valuable resource.

2011 Colorado Northern Regional Fossil Test

2011 Colorado Northern Regional Fossil Test Key


Click on the links to access the 2010 Colorado State Science Olympiad Fossil Exam. We would like to thank Carol Evans for making this valuable resource available.

2010 Colorado State Science Olympiad Fossil Exam

2010 CO State Sci Oly Fossil Exam Team Answer Sheet

2010 Colorado State Science Olympiad Fossil Exam Key


Click 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.

2010 Student Fossil Exam Response Sheet

2010 Colorado Fossil Exam Answer Key

Click on the links below to access the fossil exam used in the 2009 Colorado State Science Olympiad.

2009 Colorado Science Olympiad State Fossil Exam

2009 Colorado Science Olympiad State Fossil Exam Key

2009 CO Sci Oly Student Response Sheet

Click 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 like to thank Linder Winter for providing this valuable resource.

2009 Colorado Science Olympiad Regional Fossil Exam

2009 Student Fossil Exam Response Sheet

2009 Colorado Fossil Exam Answer Key


Fossil Test 1
: Test your I.D. skills. You may find the Audubon Society Fossil Guide helpful.


Fossil Test 2
: You may find Bringing Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology by Donald Prothero helpful in taking this test.


Use 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 page.

The following fossil tests were conceived by Carol Evans (artwork is by Michelle Bakay and photography by Mike Viney).

 
 

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