3-LS4-1 Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.
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A person who is a Paleontologist, studies fossils.
When something is an Organisms it means it is a form of life.
When an object is Petrified, it means that it has been turned to stone
To make an Impression with fossils means to apply pressure until a dent is left in the material around the object.
When making fossils Minerals are Earth’s rocks, sand, and soil.
When a fossil is Crystallized, it means that water has been taken away from the minerals.
Trace-Are signs of an animals life. They show how an animal lived,moved, had children, and what they ate
Mold-Formed when mud hardens around a dead organism and the organism is washed away, forming and impression
Cast-Formed like a mold but the impression the gets filled with minerals that crystallize.
Petrified/True Form-A dead organism is rapidly buried and their body is replaced with minerals that harden to stone
Amber-Formed when an object, usually an insect, gets stuck in tree sap that then hardens
How big an organism was
When an organism lived
Where an organism lived
What the organism ate
How an organism walked
How families were formed
What type of plants were around
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