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5 Matching questions

  1. mold
  2. fossils
  3. eon
  4. unaltered remains
  5. mummification
  1. a the impressions of soft-bodied animals are left after the animals are covered by sediment
  2. b the largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale EX: Phanerozoic
  3. c fossilized in tar, or by freezing; provides nearly complete body fossils with flesh, hair, and internal organs
  4. d fossil retains the organism's original structure and composition; it remains unchanged (EX: complete insect in amber
  5. e They can reveal details about the events that have occurred since its formation

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the preserved remains or impressions of organisms from Earth's geological past.
  2. the plants of a given region or period
  3. tracks, trails, burrows, boring, nests
  4. the second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale. EX: Mesozoic
  5. parts of organisms that remain intact after the soft organic materials have decomposed. EX: teeth, shells, skulls, skeletons

5 True/False questions

  1. copialitesThey can reveal details about the events that have occurred since its formation

          

  2. 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

          

  3. radiometric datinga method used to determine the absolute age of a rock by sing the rock's chemistry

          

  4. periodthe second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale. EX: Mesozoic

          

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