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  1. 1. FOSSILS<br />PARKER S<br />
  2. 2. WHAT ARE THEY?<br />Fossils are the remains of plants and animals.<br />Fossils look like rocks that have a picture in them. <br />The dead plant or animal becomes part of a rock. <br />
  3. 3. HOW FOSSILS FORM <br />Fossils usually form when a dead plant or animal lies buried in sand or mud. <br />Over time the sand or mud and dead remains harden.<br />The dead remains turn into rock.<br />
  4. 4. KINDS OF FOSSILS<br />Body fossils are bones, teeth and eggs.<br />Imprint fossils hold the dead plant or animal.<br />A trace fossil is an animal’s paw print left behind.<br />
  5. 5. DINOSAUR FOSSILS<br />Dinosaurs made the largest fossils on Earth.<br />They lived two hundred thirty million years ago.<br />Paleontologists study these fossils.<br />
  6. 6. FOSSIL FUELS<br />Coal, oil and natural gas are fossil fuels.<br />They form over a very long time.<br />Then people use up the fossil fuels.<br />
  7. 7. GLOSSARY<br />Coal – a black mineral formed from the remains of ancient plants<br />Imprint – a mark made by pressing or stamping something on a surface.<br />Natural gas – a methane gas that is found beneath the Earth’s surface.<br />Oil – a thick, greasy liquid that burns easily and does not mix with water.<br />Paleontologist – a scientist who studies fossils and bones of dinosaurs.<br />