Fossils show the past in the present

Overview of Fossils

Fossils show things from the past in the present time. This is how scientists know so much about creatures from the past. Scientists take fossils and use them to identify creatures and plants and learn more about them.

Some examples of fossils

Facts about fossils

  • Sometimes the teeth fossils can give information on what they ate; big molars=herbivore and canine teeth=carnivore

  • Some fossils are the bones of animals that lived long ago and are now extinct

  • Some fossils, give interesting information that scientists might find in handy.

  • Fossils from the animals such as the woolly mammoth, saber-toothed tiger, and even some plants were sometimes found by scientists and eventually put on display in museums that show fossils from things such as plants and animals from long ago.