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I am a fossil that was formed when my bones were buried in sediments, the sediments slowly turned to rock over time, and my bones decomposed leaving a hole in the shape of them in the rock. Which type of fossil am I?
a) Mold Fossil b) Cast Fossil c) Petrified Fossil d) Trace Fossil
I am a fossil that formed when a hole in the shape of my bones left in rock was filled by minerals that turned in to rock, and the new rock was in the shape of my bones. Which type of fossil am I?
a) Mold Fossil b) Cast Fossil c) Petrified Fossil d) Preserved Fossil
I am a fossil that formed when I was suddenly trapped between two layers of hardening rock. I decomposed too quickly to become an imprint but a carbon print of me was left behind. Which type of fossil am I?
a) Preserved Fossil b) Carbonized Fossil c) Trace Fossil d) Cast Fossil
I am a fossil that was formed when an animal walked through mud that was hardening into rock. As the rock hardened, the footprints were left behind. Which type of fossil am I?
a) Trace Fossil b) Mold Fossil c) Cast Fossil d) Petrified Fossil
I am a fossil that formed when a tree was immersed in a lake that was filled with minerals. The minerals filled empty spaces in the tree until the tree was turned to rock. Which type of fossil am I?
a) Petrified Fossil b) Preserved Fossil c) Cast Fossil d) Trace Fossil
I am a fossil that formed when an insect was covered in tree sap that hardened in to rock. The insect was kept free from decomposition and millions of years later the insect was found perfectly kept inside the rock. Which type of fossil am I?
a) Preserved Fossil b) Trace Fossil c) Petrified Fossil d) Cast Fossil
Complete the sentence. Fossils form ______________________.
a) slowly over time b) mostly in rock (except some types of preseved fossils) c) at some point throughout Earth's history d) all of these answers are correct
Which of the following fossils could be an index fossil?
a) mold and cast fossils b) petrified and preserved fossils c) carbonized and trace fossils d) any type of fossil can be an index fossil
Which type of rock are fossils found in, for the most part?
a) sedimentary rock b) igneous rock c) metamorphic rock d) fossil are found in all types of rocks
What are fossils used for?
a) to give us information about when extint animals lived b) to give us information about how extint animals lived c) to give information about which type of environments extinct animals lived d) fossils are used for all of these purposes
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