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Fossil Worksheet and Quiz

 

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Fossils can be defined as naturally preserved remains of ancient creatures that have lived in the geological past. Most of the fossils are the remains of extinct organisms. Fossils are formed when the body of a dead animal sinks into dirt or mud. Most of the body parts will decay over time but harder body parts like teeth, bones will turn into fossil.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. The remains or impressions of animals and plants which lived in prehistoric times are known as …………………………………………

2. Fossils are found in ……………………………………… rocks.

3. ……………………………………….. are places that allow anyone to look for and collect their own fossils.

4. Fossils where the bone and other living material have been replaced by deposited minerals, are known as …………………………….. Fossils.

5. ………………………………………….are the scientists who study fossils.

6. When waste materials from an animal form a fossil, it is called a ………………………………….

7. The three ways how fossils formed are ………………………, ………………………… and ……………………….

8. ………………………..fossils provide indirect evidence of life in the life.

9. A type of organism that no longer exists on Earth is said to be…………………………….

10. When molds get filled with minerals another type of fossil is formed known as a ……………………..

Answers:

1. Fossils

2. Sedimentary

3. Fossil beds

4. Petrified

5. Paleontologists

6. Coprolite

7. imprints, casts, and molds

8. Trace

9. Extinct

10. Cast

 

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