Fossil Facts: Lesson for Kids


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In what type of rock are fossils found?

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1. An example of a trace fossil is _____.

2. An example of a body fossil is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fossils are the preserved remains of living things, such as animals and plants. These quiz questions will ask you all about the characteristics of fossils.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will see how much you know about:

  • Trace fossils
  • Body fossils
  • The fossilization process
  • Items that cannot be fossilized

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast body fossils and trace fossils
  • Defining key concepts - demonstrate understanding of the fossilization process
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about fossils

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about fossils, take a look at the accompanying lesson entitled Fossil Facts: Lesson for Kids. This lesson will have you:

  • Review paleontologists and what they do
  • Explore the type of rock in which you can find fossils
  • Discuss how old fossils can be