Ediacara fossils eBook

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.

Download the eBook.

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