Worksheet: Fossils

In this lesson, we will learn 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?

  • AMummification
  • BCalcification
  • CPreservation
  • DPetrification

Q2:

Where have most fossils been found?

  • AIn forests
  • BAt the bottom of the ocean
  • CInside caves
  • DIn the desert

Q3:

Which of the following is not an example of a fossil?

  • ATeeth
  • BBones
  • CFootprints
  • DCoins

Q4:

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

  • Aclay
  • Bsediments
  • Camber
  • Dlava

Q5:

Approximately how long do fossils take to form?

  • AOne year
  • BHundreds of years
  • COne month
  • DMillions of years

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