Worksheet: Fossils

In this worksheet, we will practice on how to interpret information that fossils provide about living things that once inhabited the Earth.

Q1:

What is the name of the process where animal remains (bones) turn into stone?

  • APreservation
  • BCalcification
  • CMummification
  • DPetrification

Q2:

Where have most fossils been found?

  • AIn the desert
  • BIn forests
  • CAt the bottom of the ocean
  • DInside caves

Q3:

Which of the following is notan example of a fossil?

  • ACoins
  • BFootprints
  • CBones
  • DTeeth

Q4:

Choose the word to finish the sentence: After a volcanic eruption, organisms can be buried or preserved in .

  • Aamber
  • Bsediments
  • Cclay
  • Dlava

Q5:

Approximately how long do fossils take to form?

  • AHundreds of years
  • BOne year
  • COne month
  • DMillions of years

Q6:

The map shows where dinosaur fossils have been discovered.