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How old is Earth?
a) Approximately 4.6 billion years old b) Approximately 4.6 million years old c) Approximately 2.6 billion years old d) As old as Ms. Hayes
Gradual change in living things over long periods of time
a) Fossil b) Extinction c) Evolution d) Fossil Record
Scientists who study fossils
a) Fossilologist b) Meteorologist c) Dinsaurologist d) Paleontologist
Preserved remains or traces of a once living organism
a) Uniformitarianism b) Fossil c) Mummified d) Extrusive
No longer exists and will never again live on Earth
a) Evolution b) Uniformitarianism c) Extinct d) Hibernating
All of the information that paleontologist have gathered about past life
a) Uniformitarianism b) Evolution c) Fossil Record d) Scientific Diary
Geological process that happened in the past are explained by current geological processes
a) Formation b) Uniformitarianism c) Geography d) Paleontologist
Which rocks are fossils generally found in
a) Igneous b) Metamorphic c) Intrusive d) Sedimentary
Fossils of warm climate plants have been found in Antarctica. What conclusion can be made based on this evidence.
a) Glaciers insulated the plants b) Antarctica used to have a warmer climate c) Warm climate plants used to grow in cold climates d) Global warming
A fossilized structure that formed in sedimentary rock by animal activity (tracks, burrows, animal dung)
a) Trace Fossil b) Animal Fossil c) Preserved d) Petrified
Rocks are broken down into small pieces
a) Weathering b) Erosion c) Deposition d) Formation
Process by which sediments settle or drop out of wind or water
a) Weathering b) Erosion c) Deposition d) Formation
Process in which sediments move from one place to the another by water, wind, ice or gravity
a) Weathering b) Erosion c) Deposition d) Formation
Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, obtained by digging) are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past. The totality of fossils, both discovered and undiscovered, and their placement
a) True b) False c) Didn't read all of it d)
Fossils can help scientist make inferences about Earth's prehistoric surface, climate, and organisms
a) True b) False c) d)
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