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Fossil Worksheet #1

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Read the suggested link to answer the following questions about fossils.

What is a Fossil? ____________________________________________________
 
How old must a preserved specimen be to be considered a fossil? ____________
 
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List at least three "fossil hunting" clues.
  1. _________________________________________________

 

       2.  ________________________________________________

 

      3._________________________________________________

What type of rock are fossils usually found in? ____________________________

Name two species that have been fossilized.

  1. _______________________________
  2. _______________________________

Describe at least two ways that a fossil becomes preserved.  Be complete.

 

 

Name 3 tools that can be used to for fossil hunting.

  1. ____________________________________
  2. ____________________________________
  3. ____________________________________

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