Question Sheet: Fossil Forests


Before reading:

  1. Where is the Arctic? 
  2. What is a fossil?

During reading:

  1. What was the Arctic like 45 million years ago? 
  2. Where is Axel Heiberg Island? Why is it interesting to Hope Jahren and her


  3. Why is fossilized wood important for understanding the history of a region? 
  4. Describe the difference between a deciduous tree and most conifers. 
  5. How did the darkness of the Arctic affect metasequoia trees? 
  6. How might studying the Arctic's past help us prepare for global warmi...

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