Vocabulary
Eras of Earth History
Fossils
Dinosaurs and Mammals
100

What is a scientist who uses fossils to learn about prehistoric life?

Paleontologist

100

What are the 3 eras of Earth history?

Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic

100

How old does a fossil have to be?

10,000 years old

100

Name one animal that is extinct.

Dinosaurs, Wholly Mammoth, Saber Tooth Cat

200

When a type of animal or plant is no longer alive, it is _________.

Extinct

200

What animals were alive during the Mesozoic Era?

Dinosaur

200

Give an example of a body fossil.

Bones, Teeth

200

Name 1 dinosaur.

300

Mammals have _______ on their bodies.

Fur / Hair

300

Which era was known as the Age of Mammals?

(A) Paleozoic

(B) Mesozoic

(C) Cenozoic

(C) Cenozoic

300

Give an example of a trace fossil.

Footprint, Handprint

300

True or False: All mammals have 4 legs.

False, most mammals have 4 legs but some have 2.

400

An herbivore eats...

Plants

400

Which era of Earth history are we in today?

(A) Paleozoic

(B) Mesozoic

(C) Cenozoic

(C) Cenozoic

400

What can we learn about a dinosaur from its teeth?

What it eats

400

Dinosaurs have legs...

(A) On the side

(B) Directly under their bodies

(B) Directly under their bodies

500

A carnivore eats...

Meat

500
Humans exist during the _________ Era.

(A) Paleozoic

(B) Mesozoic

(C) Cenozoic

(C) Cenozoic

500

What can we learn from footprint fossils?

Where they went, where they died, how big they are, if they were by themselves, how many feet they have

500

True or False: Dinosaurs can fly and they live in the ocean.

False, dinosaurs do not fly or live in water.

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