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Geologist studies fossils, but a zoologist studies animals, and a botanist studies plants.

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Aside from fossils we can learn about organisms and how they have changed over the years by looking at the plants and animals we have today.


Scientists learn about plants that are extinct by studying their fossils. These fossils will often preserve a plant's remains very well.


Scientists study index fossils to learn what went on in a certain period of time. This includes the different types of plants and animals that were alive.


By exploring what plants and animals are found in the same layer of sediment it is easier to determine the climate at that point in tame. Additionally, the precipitation of that era can be documented.


Scientists can learn many things from fossils:What an ancient animal's bones looked likeWhat ancient plants looked likeHow an ancient animal's body might have lookedWhat kind of environment existed in that area millions of years agoHow animals and plants probably interacted millions of years ago


Their bone structure from fossils and their morphology


A paleontologist is a scientist who studies fossils to learn about prehistoric plants and animals.


The museum of natural history contains many fossils of prehistoric animals and plants and would be an extremely fascinating place for you daughter to learn more about fossils.


Scientists learn about prehistory by studying fossils and artifacts.


Just think about this : Imagine scientists studying plants and animals of the past WITHOUT fossils. The slightest clue found on fossils leads scientists towards a conclusion that would be impossible to get without a mineralized remains of a dead organism, that we call fossils. The most important factor is the visualization of that animal or plant's shape. The foot's shape, number of bones, of a fossiled animal may give to scientists a clue on how that extinct animal could run away from predators and so on. The slightest evidence is important to reach on a conclusion when a fossil is being studied, which would be impossible without them. In other words, fossils are the linkage with the past.




It is not impossible to study plants and animals that are still alive. Scientists frequently observe plants and animals and even run tests and experiments on them in order to learn more about them.


they learn behavioral patterns of the animals.


From fossils, scientists have learned about living things that once lived on earth, but wich no longer exist.


How organisms have been changing over time


Scientists learn about dinosaurs by studying their fossils and those of other contemporary organisms. This helps them to learn what a dinosaur looked like, what it ate, and what its adaptations were. They also learn about what the climate, plant life, and other animals it interacted with were like. Fossils such as those of eggs, nests, and footprints can leave clues as to a dinosaur's social behavior.


They study the plants that are fossilized


Fossils, such as remains of ancient life forms eg shells of sea animals.



So scientists know how Dino's and other stuff were formed.


Fossils and going through their garbage (and sometimes their graves).




Sedimentary rocks are used by scientists to learn about the past because they often contain fossils. These fossils help in determining what kind of prehistoric organisms existed on Earth millions of years ago.



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