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fossils Crossword puzzle

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what is a remains of an organism that lived long ago and is preserved in some way? fossil
a scientist who studies fossils and organisms that lived long ago? paleontologist
a mark or figure impressed or printed on something imprints
formed when sediment fills the inside or covers the outside of a dead organism molds
preserves the impression of the hard part of an organism casts
insect fossils preserved in hardened tree sap called amber
are formed by sediment that is deposited over time, usually as layers at the bottom of lakes and oceans sedimentary rock
is a kind of fossil formed when trees that died millions of years ago fell and became covered in mud and sand petrified wood
when the last existing member dies extinct
are a diverse group of animals that first appeared during the Triassic dinosaurs

Fossil Word Search By Vanessa Pham

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Fossils Crossword

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An imprint made by sediment filling a mold and creating the same shape as the once living organism. cast
Fossils of the actual animal or animal part preserved in ice, amber, or tar. True Form fossils
Formed when an organism dies, breaks down, and only leaves a thin layer of carbon. carbon film fossil
Substances such as coal, natural gas, and oil formed from the remains of once living organism. Fossil fuels
material that is replaced quickly in nature, alternative source of energy. Renewable resources
The preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms of long ago. fossils
to turn into stone or a stony substance. Petrify
Rocks made from material that sinks to the bottom of a liquid such as a lake, pond, or ocean. sedimentary
Person who studdies fossils. Paleontologist
Impressions left behind by an oganism; they record the movements and behaviors. trace fossils
an imprint made by the outside of a dead plant or animal when water washes the remains out of the rock. mold
Hardened tree sap yellow to brown in color, that is often a source of insect fossils. amber
A fossil made by a print or an impression. imprint
An organism no longer alive on Earth. extinct

Fossils Word Search

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mineral replacement
petrified wood
preserved remains
carbon film
microfossil
fossil
trace fossil
mold
cast
James Hutton
amber
paleontologist
catastrophism
uniformitarianism

Fossil Word Search

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extinct
evolution
scientific theory
paleontologist
trace fossil
carbon film
petrified fossil
cast
mold fossil
sedimentary rock
fossil

Dinosaurs Crossword

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A animal's bone structure. Skeleton
A dinosaur with boney plates down its back. Stegosaurus
The fiercest dinosaur of all. Tyrannosaurus
The time before written history began. Prehistoric
A person who studies dinosaurs. Paleontologist
A dinosaur with three horns on its face. Triceratops
A meat eater. Carnivore
The naturally preserved remains of an ancient plant or animal. Fossil
A plant eater. Herbivore
A flying dinosaur. Pterodactyl
An animal that hunts other animals. Predator
The largest group of dinosaurs. Titanosaurs
An animal species that no longer exists. Extinct
Large reptiles that became extinct about 66 million years ago. Dinosaurs

Fossil Word Search

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amber
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bones
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organism
layers
plant
animal
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imprint
dinosaurs
rock
mold
sediment
cast

CLUES TO EARTHS PAST Crossword

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Remains, imprints, or traces of prehistoric organisms. Fossil
Remains of species that existed on Earth for a short period of time. Index Fossil
The time taken for any specified property to decrease by half. Half-Life
Living thing such as animal, plant and human. Organism
Somethings age, to the comparison to the ages of other things. Relative Age
A thin film of carbon residue is left, forming a silhouette of the original organism Carbon Films
A hard part of something being dissolved and leaving behind a cavity. Mold
Gaps in rock sequences are called _____________. Unconformities
The solid, nonmetallic mineral matter of which rocks are made of. Stone
The age, in years, of a rock or other object. Absolute Age
A method of dating geological or archeological specimens by determining the relative proportions of particular radioactive isotopes present in a sample. Radiometric Dating
A fossil of a footprint, trail or burrow. Trace Fossil
Belonging to or forming the outer surface or structure of something. External
Sometimes conditions allow ________ _________ of organisms to be preserved for millions of years. Original Remains
A scientist who studies fossils. Paleontologist
Plant matter accumulating, over millions of years, these deposits become completely carbonized, forming ____. Coal
The process in which something is being broken down. Radioactive Decay
A person, animal, or group living in a place or environment. Inhabited
Rock formed when sediments are cemented and compacted. Sedimentary Rock
An expert in or student of geology. Geologist

C6L1 Fossils and Evolution Crossword

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Naturally preserved remains, imprints, or traces of past life Fossils
Scientist who studies fossils Paleontologist
Natural breaking down of dead organisms by fungi, bacteria, insects, and worms Decomposition
Minerals replace all or part of the organism; usually hard parts- Ex: petrified wood, dinosaur bones; Found where sediments are layed down Mineralized Fossils
Hard parts are first dissolved and then replaced by minerals; details are not perserved- only shape Replacement
Thin coating of carbon on rock; all living things contain carbon; thin film remains after decomposition of other elements showing image of organism; can show image of soft, fleshy parts Carbonization
Hollow area shape (imprint) of the organism Mold
Water carrying dissolved minerals seeps into the empty space of mold and these harden into a shape; a copy of the shape of an organism Cast
Preserved remains with no change; Tar- La Brea Tar Pits = ice age mammals; Amber- insects; Freezing- woolly mammoth Original Material
Provide evidence of activities of the organism; also trails and burrows; EX: footprints give clue about size, shape, speed, behaivor Trace Fossils

Fossils Word Search

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