Download our free eBook to help students from year six to year twelve discover the wonders of the oldest-known forms of complex life on Earth - Ediacara biota.
The Ediacaran Fossils of the Flinders Ranges eBook addresses the Australian Curriculum outcomes for year 11 and 12 SACE Geology, as follows:
Year 11 theme: The evolution of life throughout geological history.
Year 12 key idea: The Geological Time-scale, fossil evidence was used to develop the geological time-scale.
The eBook can also be used to engage students in years 6-10, studying Earth and Space Sciences – Changes to Earth.
The eBook covers:
what a fossil is and the process of fossilisation
the discovery of Ediacaran fossils
the Ediacaran geological time period
topography of the Flinders Ranges
key animal specimens of the Ediacara biota
interpretation and current research.
It can be used as an individual resource for students or used in a whole class setting to provide background on South Australian Ediacaran fossils.
To view this eBook, students must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.