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Types of Fossils (Grade 6)

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Types of Fossils

Petrification occurs when remains chemically decay and leave a film impression.
  1. True
  2. False
Coprolite is an example of a trace fossil.
  1. True
  2. False
Fossils can be
  1. shells.
  2. bones.
  3. footprints.
  4. all of the above.
A fossil in a rock that has the same shape as the original organism is called a                 fossil.
  1. mold
  2. cast
  3. trace
  4. petrified
A fossil that is a hollow place shaped like an organism is a                 fossil.
  1. mold
  2. cast
  3. trace
  4. petrified
Which of the following is an example of a trace fossil?
  1. mammoth tusk
  2. dinosaur footprint
  3. petrified tree log
  4. fly trapped in amber
Which is an example of a body fossil?
  1. toothmarks
  2. dinosaur bone
  3. petrified wood
  4. footprint impression
A tree buried in a mineral hot spring would probably form a                 .
  1. trace fossil
  2. mold fossil
  3. time scale
  4. petrified fossil
Which of the following forms when a fossil mold is filled?
  1. fossil cast
  2. petrified fossil
  3. carbon film
  4. tar pit
Heat and pressure may destroy most of the buried remains of a plant or animal, leaving a thin covering. What is this called?
  1. carbon film
  2. fossil cast
  3. petrified fossil
  4. tar pits
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