Fossil Web Quest

A Web Quest to learn more about the Triassic, Jurrasic, and Cretaceous Time Periods

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Hamilton 7th Grade Science  


Introduction and Topic

In this web quest, you will be researching and learning about the three time periods that are commonly referred to as the "Age of Reptiles." Your will dive into the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Time periods.

 Your Task:

1. To Research all three time periods and to gain a broad understanding of the creatures that lived during those time periods. Feel free to explore within the websites provided.

2. To create a one page "visual" for each of the three time periods. This visual most include the following:

  1. A picture or photograph of an organism that lived during that time period.

  2. A  title displaying the name of the organism.

  3. A written description of the organism including its niche, habitat, and any interesting facts.

3. To place all visuals on a time line that the entire grade will create on the walls outside our classrooms.


Your Process:

* You May Choose to Make your "visual" after each time period is researched, or you may research all time periods first and then complete the visuals. 

1. Learn Some General Information about the Triassic time period. Click on the following links:

Introduction to the Mesozoic Era 

2. Time to Find Your Triassic Creature! Use the following Links:

Triassic Information (More Basic Website) 

Triassic Information (More Indepth Website)

3. Time to Find Your Jurassic Creature! Use the following Links:

Jurassic Information (Basic Information) 

Jurassic Information (More Indepth Website)

4. Time to Find Your Cretaceous Creature! Use the following Links:

Cretaceous Time Period (Basic Website) 

Cretaceous Time Period (More Advanced Information)



You will be graded on the following:

1. Information Provided meets the guidelines established at the start of this web quest.

2. The "visual" meets the criteria laid out.

3. Overall Neatness