Ancient Life Pre-Assessment

Grand Canyon National Park

Distance Learning Program

 
1. Thank you for participating in Grand Canyon's Distance Learning Program! Please fill in the information below so we can help improve our programs to meet your needs.
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2. For most fossils to form, the organism's or living thing's remains must be buried in what?
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3. Rocks that are formed from sediments are called:
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4. Fossils are found mostly in which type of rock?
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5. Trace fossils can reveal a lot about something that was alive in the past. They are not the remains of the actual plant or animal, but they are something the plant or animal left behind. Which of the following is not an example of a trace fossil?
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6. True or False - Fossils can provide evidence of climate change.
7. The Hawaiian Islands are volcanic islands of igneous rock. Would you expect to find many fossils in Hawaii? Use the space below to state "Yes" or "No" and provide a brief explanation of why.
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8. What kind of scientist studies fossils?
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9. True or False - Fossils can provide evidence of past environments on earth.
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10. Fossils are remains or evidence of a living thing. Which of the following is not considered a fossil?
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11. Fossils show that many different kinds of plants and animals lived in the past. For example, a reptile track in sandstone could tell us a ______________ environment was here?
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