Credited CoursesPalaeontology 25

Building on the fundamental understanding of the history of Earth established in Palaeontology 15, Palaeontology 25 focuses on biogeography by illustrating how geology and palaeontology are interrelated. As part of the course, five workshops are provided through a combination of in-house visits to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, and by connecting via videoconference to the Museum and Dinosaur Provincial Park.


Exploring the mechanisms of evolution and theories of extinction, this course introduces students to the systematics and classification of ancient life. As the second of three credited palaeontology courses, Palaeontology 25 provides the necessary foundation for an intensive look at the proliferation of dinosaurs and the beginnings of mammalian life explored in Palaeontology 35 (in development).


Prerequisites of this course are: Palaeontology 15 and Science 10.


This three credit course is approved by Alberta Education.


Booking Information

This is a locally developed course created by, and property of, the Golden Hills School Division. To apply for permission to offer Palaeontology 25 please contact:


Tim Popel

Math/Science Teacher
Golden Hills Learning Academy



Phone: 403-934-5179


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Palaeontology 25 features a practical workshop and videoconferencing component offered in partnership with the Royal Tyrrell Museum through the ATCO Tyrrell Learning Centre.


Instructional Delivery Options for Alberta Schools

Option 1

The provision of Palaeontology 25 through the Golden Hills School Division (GHSD) through videoconferencing. GHSD teachers provide all instructional services.


Option 2

The provision of the Palaeontology 25 course online using the Blackboard Learning Management System through the Golden Hills Learning Academy.


Option 3

Palaeontology 25 can be selected as an acquired course by any high school in Alberta.


Curriculum Connections


Science 10

 Energy Flow in Global Systems

Science 20

The Changing Earth;
Changes in Living Systems

Biology 20

Ecosystems & Population Change







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