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Mark made by pressing an object into a soft surface Imprint
An extinct animal that has sharp spikes on the tail Stegosaurus
Animal that eats only plants Herbivore
Most fossils are found in ----- SedimentaryRock
Feature or behavior that helps an organism survive in Adaptation
Remains or traces of a living thing from the past Fossil
Distance traveled in a single step Stride
No longer living anywhere on Earth Extinct
Scientist who studies the history of life on Earth Paleontologist
Animal that has a backbone Vertebrate
Animal that lived on land between 225 and 65 million years ago Dinosaur
Sort into groups based on ways things are alike Classify

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Fossil Word Search

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remains
millions
bones
animals
plants
rock
dinosaur
preserved
wooly mammoth
petrified wood
amber
paleontologist
sedimentary rock
extinct
imprint
fossil
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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

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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

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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

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Life Science Crossword

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All living and nonliving things that exist and interact in one place. Ecosystem
The remains of plants and animals. Organic Matter
All the organisms that live in the same ecosystem and interact with each other. Community
All the organisms of the same kind that live in the ecosystems. Population
An organism that eats living things to get energy. Consumer
An animal such as an insect or bird, that helps plants make seeds by moving pollen from one part of the plant to another. Pollinator
Any organism that makes its own food. Producer
The process of making more of one's own kind. Reproduction
The scattering or carrying away of seeds from the plant that produced them. Seed Dispersal
An animal that only eats other animals. Carnivore
An animal that only eats plants. Herbivore
An animal that eats both plants and other animals. Omnivore
The process plants use to make food. Photosynthesis
An animal that hunts other animals for food. Predator
An animal that is hunted for food by a predator. Prey
To break down into simpler materials. Decay
An orgaism that breaks down the remains of dead organisms. Decomposer
A tiny living thing that can only be seen with a microscope. Microorganism
The process of breaking down materials into a different form for a new use. Recycling
An animal that feeds on the remains of dead animals. Scavenger
A physical feature or behavior that helps an organism survive in its habitat. Adaptation
The coloring, marking, or other physical appearance of an animal that helps it blend in with its surroundings. Camoflauge
The place where an organism lives. Habitat
To go into deep sleep during which an animal uses very little energy and usually does not need to eat. Hibernate
An adaptation that allows an animal to protect itself by looking like another kind of animal or like a plant. Mimicry
The role a plant or an animal plays in its habitat. Niche
A group of organisms that produce organisms of one kind. Species
No longer living Extinct
To move to another region when seasons change and food supplies become scarce. Migrate
A major division of geologic time defined by events that took place during that time. Era
The preserved traces and remains of an organism that lived long ago Fossil
A scientist who studies fossils. Paleontologist

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Animal Kingdom Crossword

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the largest group of invertebrates that have an exoskelton arthropods
invertebrates that live in damp places on land and breathe using either gills or lungs mollusks
invertebrates that have an exoskeleton and tube feet echinoderms
invertebrates that have long, tube-like bodies that are divided into segments segmentedworms
invertebrates that live attached to a surface and has small holes in their bodies to filter water sponges
skeleton is external exoskeleton
animal's with no backbone invertebrates
endothermic vertebrates that have fur or hair and produce milk for their offspring mammals
endothermic vertebrates that have a beak, two legs, and two wings birds
ectothermic vertebrates that live in or near water and have scales reptiles
ectothermic vertebrates that a can breathe their skin when they are in the water amphibians
vertebrates that live in the water and filter oxygen from the water through their gills fish
body temperature says about the same regardless of the temperature of their environment endothermic
body temperature that is close to that of their environment ectothermic
skeleton is inside their bodies endoskeleton
animal with a backbone vertebrate
made up of more than one cell mulitcellular

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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

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Evolution Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

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an impression of an organisms remains encased in sedimentary rock and/or an amber like material fossil
when an entire species dies out and can no longer be found anywhere on earth extinction
the process in which a species changes and branches off over an extended period of time evolution
(a.k.a. gene migration) the transfer of genes from one population to another one gene flow
how equipped for their surrounding environment an organism is fitness
all the inhabitants of a certain area and/or species population
the theory that evolution occurs by the accumulation of small changes overtime gradualism
the process in which an organism and/or species changes to better fit its surroundings in order to survive adaptation
the different genetic possibilities within a population variation
the theory that the Earth's surface has been "scarred" by detrimental natural disasters catastrophism
the process in which organisms most suited for their environment mate together to create environmentally tolerant offspring natural selection
a group of like organisms capable of creating purebred offspring species
the theory that earths surface has been changed by constant and uniform events and/or activites uniformitarianism
the influence of closely related species on one another's evolutionary outcomes coevolution
a fossil that helps determine the origin and/or species of the provided organism index fossil

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Invertebrate and Vertebrate Crossword

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a group of similar species Genus
Science of naming and grouping organisms Systematics
Groups that have a biological meaning Taxon
A group of genera Family
closely related families order
closely related orders class
what classes are organized into phylum
The largest of Linnaeus's taxonomic categories Kingdom
the evolutionary history of lineages phylogeny
a group of species that includes a single common ancestor and all descendants of that ancestor-living and extinct Clade
links groups of organisms by showing evolutionary lines, or lineages, branched off from common ancestors Cladogram
A trait that arose in the most recent common ancestor of a particular lineage and was passed along to its descendents Derived Character
a larger, more inclusive category than a kingdom Domain
Domain that consists of Unicelllular, prokaryotic organisms with thick cell walls Bacteria
Domain that consists of unicellular, prokaryotic organisms that live in the most extreme conditions Archaea
Domain that consists of all organisms that have a nucleus Eukarya
A kingdom that consists of heterotrophs with cell walls containing chitin Fungi
Kingdom that consists of autotrophs with cell walls that contain cellulose Plantae
Kingdom of organisms that are multicellular, heterotrophic organisms that have no cell walls Animalia
An animal with a backbone Vertebrate
An animal without a backbone Invertebrate
Internal skeleton Endoskeleton
hard outer covering that protects the body Exoskeleton
an animal whose body temperature does not change much Warm-blooded
an animal whose body temperature depends on its surroundings cold-blooded
A long supporting rod that runs through the body just below the nerve cord Notochord
Members of the clade commonly known as Phylum Chordata Chordates
parts of an animal's body match up around a midpoint or line Symmetry
simplest kind of invertebrate that is shaped like a sack and lives underwater Sponges
Organisms that float or swim and have tentacles that sting (corals, jellyfish) Cnidarians
Organisms with a shell(clams, oysters, octopus, squid) Mollusks
Organisms with spiny skin and an endoskeleton Echinoderms
Organisms with legs that bend, bodies with sections, and an exoskeleton(largest group of invertebrates) Arthropods
Organisms with antennae, 3 pairs of legs, 3 body sections, sometimes wings Insects
4 pairs of legs, 2 body sections, fangs(spiders, scorpions) Arachnids
2 pairs of antennae, 2-3 body sections, can chew(crab) Crustaceans
1 pair of legs on each body section Centipedes
simplest worms with flat bodies, some live inside other animals Flatworms
Worms that have thin bodies with pointed ends, most live inside other animals roundworms
Worms with bodies divided into parts that are the same except the front and tail end, live on land(earthworms) Segemented Worms
Organisms that lve part of their lives in water, and the other part on land. lay eggs (frogs) Amphibians
Organisms with dry, scaly skin. Breath through lungs, lay eggs(lizards) Reptiles
Organisms with feathers to keep them warm and dry. beaks and 2 legs. not all can fly, lay eggs. Birds
Warm-blooded vertebrate wilth fur or hair. Females give birth to offspring and make their own milk Mammals

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Carbon Cycle Crossword

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An element that combines with oxygen and hydrogen to form the organic compounds that make up organisms Carbon
The trapping of reflected heat from the sun by the Earth's atmosphere. Greenhouse Effect
Burning of living things or fossil fuels that releases CO2 into the atmosphere Combustion
When animals consume other organisms with carbon (plants or animals) in order to grow and get energy Consumption
A type of consumer that feeds on dead plant or animal matter. Decomposers
Carbon rich matter from plants and animals that has been trapped in the Earth's crust and can be burned to release energy Fossils Fuels
The breakdown of food with the release of energy and carbon dioxide. Respiration
Green plants that produce food by photosynthesis Producers
Organisms that get their food from producers. Consumers
Molecule that contains Carbon Organic Molecule

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