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Grade 2 Historical Geology
Animals that died out are                .
  1. extinct
  2. fossil
  3. dinosaur
Grade 2 Historical Geology
What are fossils?
  1. places where plant and animals lived many years ago
  2. plants and animals that no longer live on Earth
  3. prints or remains of plants and animals that lived long ago
  4. scientists who study about plants and animals that lived long ago
Grade 2 Historical Geology
What do you call scientists who study fossils?
  1. archaeologists
  2. explorers
  3. fossilogists
  4. paleontologists
Grade 2 Historical Geology
Why don't most plants and animals become fossils when they die?
  1. They are eaten.
  2. They rot.
  3. They swim away.
  4. They freeze.
Grade 2 Historical Geology

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Look at the volcano. It is erupting. Melted rock flows onto the ground. Gases are released into the air.
Volcano - Stratovolcano - Small
Is this an Earth event that happens slowly or quickly?
  1. slowly
  2. quickly
Grade 2 Historical Geology
Which part of a mammal is most likely to become a fossil?
  1. fur
  2. bones
  3. skin
Grade 2 Historical Geology

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The rock shown forms in the Earth. It starts as magma. Magma is melted rock. The magma cools. When the magma fully cools, it becomes a hard rock.
Rock - Igneous - Granite
Is this an Earth event that happens slowly or quickly?
  1. slowly
  2. quickly
Grade 2 Historical Geology

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A river can change the shape of the land. Sand and rocks get carried away by the water in the river. They are later placed down somewhere else. This can change the river's path over time.
Meandering River
Is this an Earth event that happens slowly or quickly?
  1. slowly
  2. quickly
Grade 2 Historical Geology
How do scientist learn about dinosaurs?
  1. They study fossils.
  2. They study living dinosaurs.
  3. They make living dinosaurs into fossils.
Grade 2 Historical Geology
A person who studies fossils is called a
  1. teacher
  2. biologist
  3. paleontologist
Grade 2 Historical Geology
The place where fossils are dug up
  1. fossil
  2. extinct
  3. excavation
  4. region
Grade 2 Historical Geology

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The outer part of the Earth is split into pieces. These pieces are called plates. Plates move. Most of the time we do not feel the plates moving. Sometimes part of a plate moves and we feel the ground shake. This is an earthquake.
Tectonic Plates With Labels
Is an earthquake an Earth event that happens slowly or quickly?
  1. slowly
  2. quickly
Grade 2 Historical Geology
What is a fossil?
Grade 2 Historical Geology
Dinosaurs no longer live on Earth, so they are           extinct          
Grade 2 Historical Geology
Why do scientists look for fossils?
Grade 2 Historical Geology
Name 3 common types of fossils
Grade 2 Historical Geology

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A tornado is a storm. Its strong winds spin at fast speeds. A tornado can damage trees and buildings.

Is a tornado an Earth event that happens slowly or quickly?
  1. slowly
  2. quickly
Grade 2 Historical Geology
A                is what is left of an animal or a plant that lived long ago.
  1. dinosaur
  2. extinct
  3. fossil
Grade 2 Historical Geology
What are fossils made of?
  1. Leaves
  2. Mud
  3. Sea shells
  4. Stone
Grade 2 Historical Geology
Fossils tell us about the past.
  1. True
  2. False
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