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Fossils Science Test - 6th Grade Test

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  1. fossils
  2. trace fossils
  3. absolute age
  4. era
  5. mummification
  1. a the second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale. EX: Mesozoic
  2. b They can reveal details about the events that have occurred since its formation
  3. c fossilized in tar, or by freezing; provides nearly complete body fossils with flesh, hair, and internal organs
  4. d tracks, trails, burrows, boring, nests
  5. e the numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. It can be determined by using radiometric dating

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the third largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale EX: Cretaceous
  2. fossils changed structurally or chemically; minerals may seep into the pores or cavities of an organism's bones, teeth, and shells
  3. a method used to determine the absolute age of a rock by sing the rock's chemistry
  4. the impressions of soft-bodied animals are left after the animals are covered by sediment
  5. fossilized feces; provides important information about the diet and size of the animal that produced them

5 True/False Questions

  1. unaltered remainsfossils changed structurally or chemically; minerals may seep into the pores or cavities of an organism's bones, teeth, and shells

          

  2. Faunathe animals of a given region or period

          

  3. Law of superpositionthe formation of new rock layers on top of older ones. It allows us to determine the relative age of rocks and fossils

          

  4. remains corbody fossilstracks, trails, burrows, boring, nests

          

  5. castsand or other minerals fill the cavity-shaped mold and then harden over time, a replica of the original organism forms

          

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