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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Historical Geology Questions

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Grade 4 Historical Geology
A footprint is what type of fossil?
  1. Marking
  2. Imprint
  3. Trail
  4. Rock
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Read the passage. Then, answer the question.

A geologist is studying a series of rock layers. The bottom layer of rock has fossilized fish bones and shells. The top layer has fossilized bones of land mammals and plants.

Which best describes how the landscape has changed over time?
  1. The landscape has not changed over time.
  2. The landscape changed from ocean to dry land over time.
  3. The landscape changed from dry land to ocean over time.
  4. The landscape changed from ocean to deeper ocean over time.
Grade 4 Historical Geology
What do fossils tell us?
  1. Fossils tell us about plant and animals of the past
  2. Fossils tell us about how the earth as changed
  3. A & B
  4. Fossils tell us about fossil fuels
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Fossils can be
  1. shells
  2. bones
  3. footprints
  4. all of the above
Grade 4 Historical Geology
                is hardened tree sap.
  1. Fossil Fuels
  2. Amber
  3. A mold
  4. An imprint
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Which of the following forms when a fossil mold is filled?
  1. fossil cast
  2. petrified fossil
  3. carbon film
  4. tar pit
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