Using Fossil Evidence to Evaluate Changes in Environment & Life Conditions Video


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Which of these uses the relative location of a fossil to figure out its age?

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1. Where might one most likely find fossils locked in combat?

2. Which of these can the fossil record tell us?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fossil records help people observe past conditions on earth. This quiz will test your knowledge of many vocabulary terms related to fossils.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass this quiz you will need to be familiar with:

  • Relative location
  • Information learned from fossils
  • Things commonly fossilized
  • Strata

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about fossilization in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the well-known site where different fossils are often found locked together in a fight
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about information that can be determined through the study of fossils

Additional Learning

When you are ready to learn more, see the related lesson called Using Fossil Evidence to Evaluate Changes in Environment & Life Conditions. After reading this lesson you will be more familair with:

  • The purpose of radioactive dating
  • How strata pertains to fossilization
  • How fossils can indicate changes in population over time