Fossil Vocabulary Science Grade 6  

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Fossil descriptions
 
1
Most fossils form when living things are buried in ___________.
   
   
   
   
2
This term is defined as preserved remains or traces of living things.
   
   
   
   
3
All of the statements regarding index fossils are true except :
   
   
   
   
4
This term describes minerals that replace all or part of the organism.
   
   
   
   
5
A hollow area in a sediment in the shape of an organism is called :
   
   
   
   
6
A copy of the shape of the organism is ________.
   
   
   
   
7
This scientific term defines carbon left behind from an organism.
   
   
   
   
8
This item is found in tar, amber, and ice.
   
   
   
   
9
A footprint or handprint is an example of this type of fossil. (Select best answer. )
   
   
   
   
10
The gradual change of living things over time.
   
   
   
   
11
The Law of _________ means in horizontal sedimentary rock layers, the oldest layer is at the bottom.
   
   
   
   
12
I. Relative age is the age compared to other rocks. II. Absolute age is the age compared to other rocks. III. Absolute age is the number of years since rock was formed.
   
   
   
   
13
I. Fossils are formed when living things are buried in sediments. II. Mold is a hollow area in a sediment in the shape of the organism. III. Index fossils tell the relative ages of rock layers.
   
   
   
   
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