|The Burgess Shale – Virtual Sea Odyssey
|Royal Ontario Museum
|Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision). Climb into a "virtual submarine" and dive into the depths of the past to see virtual recreations of creatures that once lived in the area now known as the Burgess Shale. Located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada, the Burgess Shale is "one of Earth’s most important fossil deposits."
|With this website from the Royal Ontario Museum, watch video animations of:
- Descent – Dive below the sea surface to the seafloor.
- Burial – what it may have looked like when the Burgess Shale community was covered by a rapid mudflow event
Underneath the video tours, click on the various species images to learn more and to find more video animations and images.
After you have finished your "virtual sea odyssey", use the upper menu to learn more about the Burgess Shale and its discoveries. Select from:
- Introduction – Learn about the Burgess Shale through text and images.
- Fossil Gallery – Examine images of the fossils found and see 3D animations and model of the creatures.
- Science – Discover the science behind the Burgess Shale.
- History – Explore the history of the research and discovery involved.
- Parks Canada – Get more information about Yoho National Park and the Burgess Shale.
- Resources – Find topical reading suggestions, other related museums and webpages, and lesson plan links.
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