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Grade 2 Historical Geology
Fossils tell us about the past.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Historical Geology
Fossils can only be found in the desert.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Historical Geology
All fossils were once living things.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Historical Geology

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The rock shown forms in 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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The outer part of 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
Dinosaurs no longer live on Earth, so they are           extinct          .
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
Name 3 types of fossils.
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
Scientists do not need to cut open the fossils to study what's inside it.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Historical Geology
It will take millions of years for stone fossils to form.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Historical Geology
All body parts are present in animal fossils.
  1. True
  2. False
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
What is a fossil?
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                is what is left of an animal or a plant that lived long ago.
  1. dinosaur
  2. extinct
  3. fossil
Grade 2 Historical Geology
A person who studies fossils is called a
  1. teacher
  2. biologist
  3. paleontologist
Grade 2 Historical Geology
Why do scientists look for fossils?
Grade 2 Historical Geology
What do you call scientists who study fossils?
  1. archaeologists
  2. explorers
  3. fossilogists
  4. paleontologists
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