Paleontology Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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Paleontology is the study of the _____

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1. Which of the following is NOT true about fossils?

2. Which of the following is a question a paleontologist might research:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How do the scientists called paleontologists get information, and what kind of information do they seek? This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of these types of questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Question topics you will find on this quiz include:

  • What paleontology is the study of
  • Facts about fossils
  • Questions that paleontologists research
  • The main source of information for paleontologists
  • Types of fossils

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand important information from the lesson, such as what paleontology is
  • Information recall - remember what kind of questions paleontologists seek to find the answers to
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about fossils

Additional Learning

Paleontology Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts will cover more details about this topic. By using this lesson, you will learn:

  • Various focuses of paleontology
  • The two main types of fossils
  • What the fossil of an oyster reveals
  • Interesting facts about paleontology, such as what fossilized poop is called!