Amber is a fossil stone that can contain preserved insects, plants, and animals tens of millions years old. Let's go on a treasure hunt for information about this geological "frozen in time story."
The American Museum of Natural History has an exhibit called Amber: Window to the Past. You can visit it at http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/amber/index.html. Click on the pieces of amber shown at the top of the page and read the information provided, then answer the questions below.
You can learn more about amber at the Why Files
site. Go to http://whyfiles.org/008amber/index.html
and explore the information provided there. Based on what you
learned, was the movie Jurassic Park realistic? Give evidence for
your point of view.
Go to The Swedish Amber Museum at
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