Part A: Collect Data

Question 1

Closely examine each fossil . Then, complete the table to record your observations, which should include these


• Predicted kingdom

: Classify the fossil based on whether it shows the characteristics of a plant, animal, or fungi.

• Physical characteristics: Note the shape, patterns, and any other physical features of the fossils.

• Predictions about its environment: Based on the features of the fossil, what type of environment did the

organism live in? Was it an aquatic organism or a land organism? Did it require a hot or cold climate?

• Similar living organisms: Try to identify a present-day organism that resembles your fossil. What characteristics

do the two organisms share? What characteristics are different?