The What Is A Fossil Crossword Puzzle can be a challenge for elementary
children. There are new vocabulary words that may be unfamiliar. However
even children as young as 8, 9, and 10 can be successful. All it takes
is some familiarity with the concepts and words. This puzzle makes a
good follow up activity after an introductory lesson on what a fossil
is. I will give students an opportunity to think about and use the new
Given the resources secondary students should be able to research the
answers themselves. The answers to this crossword puzzle are on our web
What Is A Fossil?
How Are Fossils Formed?
There are many good books on this subject. If you are interested in presenting this to your students you probably already have some of them. If you have internet access at your school the links above should provide all that they need. Alternately you could print these pages to have available.
Geologic Time Geologic Time LineProterozoic Era