Questions for Fossils in a flash

By Science News for Students , 23:09 PM May 15, 2014

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Before reading:

  1. Have you ever handled a fossil? In what sort of environment or under what sorts of conditions do you think the animal’s remains became fossilized?
     
  2. Now picture a fossil fish, bird or snake. Create two lists that detail 1) what body parts you would expect to find preserved in the fossil and 2) what body parts you would not.

During reading:

  1. Why do the bluish-gray rocks described in the first paragraph resemble fish?
     
  2. Explain why David Martill used an acid bath instead of a pow...

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