Nr. 19

Fossils (N-19)


The requirements for the Fossils honor are as follows:


  1. Make a collection of at least ten different kinds of fossil and label each with its name and geographic location.


  2. Know the meaning of each of the following terms:
    1. Geology
    2. Fossils
    3. Catastrophism
    4. Pelecypod
    5. Graptolite
    6. Trilobite
    7. Dinosaur
    8. Mammoth
    9. Mastodon
    10. Crinoid
    11. Lingula
    12. Calamite
    13. Foraminifera
    14. Radiolaria
    15. Paleozoic
    16. Mesozoic
    17. Cenozoic
    18. Pleistocene
    19. Paleontology
    20. Paleobotany
    21. Brachiopod


  3. Do one of the following:
    1. Visit a fossil bed. Make a written or oral report of your trip.
    2. Visit a museum where fossils are on display. Make a written or oral report of your trip.


  4. Describe the process of the proper removal of delicate specimens. Tell how a skeleton of a dinosaur or other gigantic fossil would be removed. Why should beginners not remove such specimens? What should be done by the beginner when he finds what is obviously a valuable fossil?


  5. Describe the process of cleaning up specimens as they come from a field trip to make them ready for the museum.


  6. Explain the difference in the account scientists give for the presence of fossils as related by evolutionists and creationists.


  7. What accounts for the existence of frozen animals in the arctic regions? What accounts for their condition, and when did they likely live upon the earth?


  8. Cite Bible and Spirit of Prophecy statements to explain the origin of the following:
    1. Coal
    2. Petroleum
    3. Fossils
    4. Limestone
Skill Level 2