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5 Matching questions

  1. absolute age
  2. period
  3. Fauna
  4. remains corbody fossils
  5. mold
  1. a the impressions of soft-bodied animals are left after the animals are covered by sediment
  2. b the numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. It can be determined by using radiometric dating
  3. c the third largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale EX: Cretaceous
  4. d parts of organisms that remain intact after the soft organic materials have decomposed. EX: teeth, shells, skulls, skeletons
  5. e the animals of a given region or period

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the formation of new rock layers on top of older ones. It allows us to determine the relative age of rocks and fossils
  2. the preserved remains or impressions of organisms from Earth's geological past.
  3. the plants of a given region or period
  4. fossilized feces; provides important information about the diet and size of the animal that produced them
  5. the second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale. EX: Mesozoic

5 True/False questions

  1. fossilsthe impressions of soft-bodied animals are left after the animals are covered by sediment

          

  2. geologic time scalethe age of a rock layer, or the fossils it contains, compared to other layers

          

  3. altered remainsfossil retains the organism's original structure and composition; it remains unchanged (EX: complete insect in amber

          

  4. radiometric datingfossilized in tar, or by freezing; provides nearly complete body fossils with flesh, hair, and internal organs

          

  5. relative agethe numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. It can be determined by using radiometric dating