Fossil Record: Lesson for Kids


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A collection of fossils that documents past life on Earth is called a _____.

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1. Earth is about _____ years old.

2. The process of comparing the rock layers fossil are found in to determine age is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions on the fossil record. See what you know about certain topics like the term for a collection of fossils and the age of the Earth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The process of comparing rock layers to determine age
  • The percentage of animals and plants on Earth that are now extinct
  • The age of given fossils in layers of rock

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the fossil record
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about comparing fossils left in layers of rock and the percentage of animals and plants that have lived on Earth that are now all extinct
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about how old the Earth is

Additional Learning

For more, you can simply go over the lesson named Fossil Record: Lesson for Kids. These topics will be covered:

  • Definition of fossils
  • The way fossils are made
  • What fossils teach us about how animals evolved over time