Introduction to Fossils Poster
This poster begins by explaining what fossils are and how a few pioneering scientists eventually realized that they were the remains or traces of once-living organisms.
The rarity of fossils is dramatically presented and strange things sometimes mistaken for fossils are identified. There's a great section on fossil expeditions and one that discusses what fossils tell us. All of this is accompanied by detailed illustrations showing the processes and excellent photographs of representative specimens.
There is an especially helpful section on the relationship of fossils to geology. It covers the principal of original horizontality, the law of superimposition, the principle of faunal succession, geological time charts, index fossils, and both relative and absolute dating. This poster is a great aid to museum interpretive programs and extremely beneficial in the study of both life and earth sciences.
Size: 24" W X 36"L
Comes laminated. CLICK on image to enlarge.
Recommended grades 5th and up.