How Fossils Form
By, Eleanor Cannick
Table of Context
Sometimes when an insect is
flying it can get stuck in tree sap.
Overtime the sap will harden and
turn into amber.The amber will
preserve the insects body.
Fly stuck in amber
Fossil imprints form when a
plant or animal leave a trace or
trail.The trail will get preserved
when clay, silt,or dirt dries and
when other kinds of sediment
covers it up.
Fossil imprint of a 4
Sediment fossils are formed when an
animal dies and gets covered by
sediment. Overtime more sediment
covers up the remains of the animal.
The harder parts of the body like the
bones and teeth will get encased in the
sediment. Overtime it’ll turn into a
This is what a Sediment
Fossil looks like
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sediment- the solid matter that settles to the bottom in a liquid
encased- enclose or cover in a case or close fitting surround
preserve- to keep something in its original form/to protect
fossil-remains in a rock of a petrified plant or animal