Today in Science
National Fossil Day
National Fossil Day spotlights the unique ways in which fossils are clues to the world’s history. It was organized in 2010 to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.
National Fossil Day is co-sponsored by the National Park Service and by the American Geological Institute. In the United States, fossils can be found at more than 230 national park areas around the country.
Learn more about dinosaurs and fossils with some of these Science NetLinks lessons:
- Dinosaurs 1: Where Are the Dinosaurs (K-2)
- Dinosaurs 2: What Were Dinosaurs Like? (K-2)
- Ology (K-8)
- Fossils 1: Fossils and Dinosaurs (3-5)
- Fossils 2: Uncovering the Facts (3-5)
- Dinosaur Eggs Discovered! Unscrambling the Clues (6-8)
- Comparing Species through the Fossil Record (9-12)
- Fossils and Geologic Time (9-12)