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Fossil Worksheets

Fossils are a record of Earth's history. They are recordings in rocks left behind by living things throughout Earth's history, going back billions of years. Scientists are able to date rocks according to their age. They have assembled a record of life from the earliest to the latest fossils that have been found. This is called the fossil record. By studying the fossil record, scientists have found that the Earth and its living things have gone through many changes in the past. Fossils have even taught us about the climate of the Earth during different times of Earth's history. Not all fossils are bones or teeth. Some fossils are impressions, or prints, left behind by plants and animals. Footprints dinosaurs left in mud show us how the animal moved, how big it was, and whether it traveled in herds or all alone. From fossils, we know that some dinosaurs had feathers. Fossils tell the story of Earth's history and about the living things that have come and gone.
Fossil Worksheets

Leveled Books
            If Rocks Could Talk: Fossils

Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     Oil and Natural Gas (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     How Do Dinosaur Fossils Get to Museums? (Grades 3-5)
     Fossils (Grades 5-6)
     Coal Is a Fossil (Grades 5-6)
     Fossil Fuels (Grades 5-7)
     Fossils Tell A Story (Grades 6-12)
     Fossils (Grades 7-8)
     First Fauna Fossils (Grades 7-9)
     Hunting for Dinosaur Fossils (Grades 8-9)
     Nonrenewable Resources - Fossil Fuels (Grades 9-10)
     Earth Files - The Fossil Record (Grades 9-10)

Literature Book Units
     Fossil Hunters (Grades 1-2)

Finish the Story
     What If The Dinosaurs Came Back? (Grade 3-6)
     A Very Large Visitor (Grade 4-6)

What Would You Do?
     Jonathon Finds Two Feathers (Grade 3-6)

            Guess Which Dinosaur (Grades 2-3)
            My Favorite Dinosaurs (Grades 2-4)
            Evidence of Dinosaurs (Grades 5-6)
            Fossils From Bone Cabin Quarry, 1898 (Grades 5-7)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Let's Go Digging For Dinosaurs! (Grade 2-3)
     Wild and Wacky Dinosaur Facts (Grade 5-6)

More Activity Ideas
     Science Theme Units
  Rocks and Minerals

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