Grade: Senior
Subject: Science

#2202. Studying the Burgess Shale

Science, level: Senior
Posted Mon Apr 9 13:49:08 PDT 2001 by Babe Willey (
Fremont Ross High School, Fremont, Ohio USA
Materials Required: internet
Activity Time: 2-3 class periods
Concepts Taught: Fossils: adaptive radiation


Research the Burgess Shale, its location and value to the study of the Paleozoic Era. You will need to cite URLs used, a map of the area and include information on the organisms' place in the Paleozoic Era. Include also a short history of its discovery. Use Power Search and select Education, Science & Math sites.

The Yoho-Burgess Shale Foundation,;(April 9,2001)

Scot, Erin et al " Burgess Shale"; ;(April 9,2001)

The Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada;;(April 9,2001)

National Museum of Natural History;;(April 9,2001)