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Grade 3 Historical Geology
Which is one thing scientists learn from fossils?
  1. how rocks form
  2. what sediments are
  3. what animals are like today
  4. about once-living things that no longer exist
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Fossils can be formed when a dead animal is covered with plants and other materials.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
The skin of an animal, or soft parts of a plant, are more likely to become fossils while the bones and hard parts eventually break down.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Most fossils are found in                
  1. soil
  2. lava
  3. igneous rock
  4. sedimentary rock
Grade 3 Historical Geology
A               is a copy of a mold's shape.
  1. Imprint fossil
  2. Cast Fossil
  3. Mold fossil
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Fossilized bones can help paleontologists find out what a dinosaur ate when it was alive.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Soil forms from rocks. Water, wind, and even animals help break rock into tiny pieces.
Soil Layers With Text Labels
Is soil formation an Earth event that happens quickly or slowly?
  1. slowly
  2. quickly
Grade 3 Historical Geology
               are remains of something that lived long ago.
  1. Clay
  2. Fossils
  3. Soil
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Fossils are ONLY found in rocks.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
TRUE OR FALSE?
Dinosaurs were just meat eaters.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
A dinosaur is a reptile that lived on Earth millions of years ago.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Fossils can only be of dinosaurs.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
What is a dinosaur?
  1. A group of large, scaly reptiles that went extinct millions of years ago.
  2. A group of slimy lizards that lived long ago.
  3. A small scaly creature that lives in the rainforest.
  4. An animal with short legs and a long tail.
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Dinosaurs lived on the                 and                .
  1. land; sand
  2. air; mountains
  3. land; water
Grade 3 Historical Geology
When dinosaurs had babies, they laid eggs.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Some of the characteristics that different dinosaurs had were
  1. Horns on their head, scales on their back, and spikes on their tails.
  2. Fur on their backs, sharp teeth, and big heads.
  3. Slimy skin, horns on their back, and skinny tails.
  4. Big feet, sharp teeth, and small hands.
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Where did the first living things appear?
  1. Land
  2. Ocean
  3. North America
  4. In a volcano
Grade 3 Historical Geology
The scientist found a fossil of a triceratops. The word fossil means:
  1. To soak in water
  2. A part of a planet
  3. The crust of the Earth
  4. The hardened remains or traces of animals and plants that lived long ago.
Grade 3 Historical Geology
When a fossil forms, which event happens last?
  1. The soft part rots away and the hard parts remain.
  2. Minerals replace the hard parts and turn them into rock.
  3. Heavy layers of sediment begin to pile on, creating pressure.
  4. A living thing dies and gets buried under sediment.
Grade 3 Historical Geology
The biggest dinosaurs were plant eaters.
  1. True
  2. False
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