SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!
Welcome back to class everyone! We’re talking about old things today! Are you ready to talk about fossils?
Today’s Science Word of the Week is Fossil: a fossil is a preserved animal or plant. A fossil must be 10,000 years old. There are two kinds of fossils- body and trace. A body fossil is the actual remains (ex. bones and eggs). A trace fossil is the remains of activity, like a footprint or imprint.
Fossils give scientist great information on ancient animals, plants and habitats! Scientists who study fossils are called paleontologists.
One of our favorite fossils is Sue the T Rex at the Chicago Field Museum! She is the most complete T Rex ever found!