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What is a fossil? The hardened remains of a plant or an animal that lived long ago.
What are some kinds of fossils? trace fossils, mold, and cast
What is wood called when it turns into stone? Petrified wood
Who studies fossils? Paleontologist
What must happen first for a fossil to form? a living thing must die
An example of a fossil is a bone. True or False True
What is another name for a "living thing"? Organism
What is the evidence that scientist have found to prove that dinosaurs lived long ago? Fossils
A paleontologist studies fossils
What happens to the soft parts of an animal after it dies? they rot away
How long does it take for an animal to become a fossil? millions of years
Fossils can tell about living things in the past. True or False. True
What happens when materials fill up mold? A cast is formed
Are animal fossils or plant fossils more common? Animal
What is the definition of extinct? NO longer living and non of its kind is alive today
What is the shape of a once living thing left in sediment when a rock is formed? Mold
 



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