Science Grade 2 Vocab review - Fossils
1/30/2019 12:00:00 AM
10 questions extracted from Mobymax (Science, Grade 2), to help you review some basic vocabulary about fossils. To learn more about this topic, get a Mobymax learning account (by going to http://contuhoc.com/mobymax).
- a memory of a plant or animal that lived long ago
- the remains or imprint left by a plant or animal that died long ago
- a picture of an animal or plant that used to be alive
- a plain rock from a long time ago
A paleontologist is someone who __________.
- likes dinosaurs
- studies history
- studies fossils
- studies the Earth
An extinct animal is __________.
- an animal that was a dinosaur
- an animal that no longer lives on Earth
- an animal that is still alive
- an animal that lives underwater
This chart shows how fossils form. Which step is missing?
- soft parts of animal turn to stone
- animal is covered by dirt or mud
- bones are washed away
- bones are eaten by other animals
Which of these is NOT a fossil?
- footprints left by an animal from long ago
- the remains of a dinosaur
- the print of a plant that is now extinct
- a picture of an animal that lived long ago
- a kind of animal that lives in nature today
- a kind of animal that lives only in a zoo today
- one kind of animal that lived 50 years ago
- one kind of animal that lived millions of years ago
Which of these clues would best tell you that a dinosaur was good at running?
- Its fossils have horns and spikes.
- Its fossils have wings.
- Its fossils have long and strong legs.
- Its fossils have short and flat teeth.
Fossils from a dinosaur show that it had a very long neck. What does this tell you about the dinosaur?
- It probably ate other dinosaurs.
- It probably was able to fly.
- It probably ate food that was high off the ground.
- It probably needed to defend itself from other dinosaurs.
Which of these would a paleontologist study? Check all that are true.
You find a fossil of a fish in your neighborhood. Which pictures show what the area may have looked like when the fish lived there? Check all that are true.