Important Paleontologists: Lesson for Kids


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A _____ studies the history of life based on plant and animal evidence from the past.

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1. Charles Darwin developed ideas about _____, and determined that living things must change over time to avoid becoming _____.

2. Which paleontologist learned about fossils from his or her father, and helped to discover the Plesiosaur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about the work of paleontologists? See what you know about these people by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to see what you know about:

  • Ideas of Charles Darwin
  • Something Gideon Mantell discovered
  • Who studies the history of life linked to plant and animal clues from the past
  • The paleontologist whose father sold fossils for income

Skills Practiced

  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about Jack Horner's beliefs about prehistoric animals
  • Learning practice - use what you learned to answer a question about the scientists who study the history of life through plant and animal remains
  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important information from the lesson on different paleontologists

Additional Learning

You can review more by using the lesson called Important Paleontologists: Lesson for Kids. Use this lesson to:

  • Examine the importance of paleontology
  • Review the work of Charles Darwin
  • See what paleontologists usually study