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Grade 3 Historical Geology
Where are most fossils found?
  1. soil
  2. lava
  3. igneous rock
  4. sedimentary rock
Grade 3 Historical Geology
A(n)                 is a copy of a mold's shape.
  1. imprint fossil
  2. cast fossil
  3. mold fossil
Grade 3 Historical Geology
                are remains of something that lived long ago.
  1. Clays
  2. Fossils
  3. Soils
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Where did dinosaurs live?
  1. Africa
  2. Asia
  3. North America
  4. All the continents
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Dinosaurs were only meat eaters.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
What could scientists learn from studying an animal's fossilized droppings?
  1. what kind of food it ate
  2. what color it was
  3. how well it could see
  4. how well it could hear
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Fossils are ONLY found in rocks.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
What is a paleontologist?
  1. a kind of tree sap
  2. a tool used to dig for fossils
  3. an animal that only eats plants
  4. a scientist who studies fossils
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Fossils can only be of dinosaurs.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
The scientist found a fossil of a triceratops. What does the word fossil mean?
  1. To soak in water
  2. A part of a planet
  3. The Earth's crust
  4. The hardened remains or traces of animals and plants that lived long ago.
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
A paleontologist is a scientist who studies fossils.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
A dinosaur is a type of animal that lived on Earth millions of years ago.
  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
Where did the first living things appear?
  1. Land
  2. Ocean
  3. North America
  4. In a volcano
Grade 3 Historical Geology
What is a dinosaur?
  1. A group of reptile-like animals 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
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
Dinosaurs lived on the                 and                .
  1. land; sand
  2. air; mountains
  3. land; water
Grade 3 Historical Geology
The biggest dinosaurs were plant eaters.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Fossilized bones can help paleontologists find out what a dinosaur ate when it was alive.
  1. True
  2. False
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