Pre-Game Discussion Questions:

  • What is a fossil?
  • How do fossils help us learn about the world?
  • If you were digging for fossils and found one near the top of the earth and another further down, which one do you think would be older and why?

Post-Game Discussion Questions:

  • Why are most fossils found in sedimentary rock?
  • Why is it unlikely for fossils to be found in metamorphic rock?
  • What is an index fossil?
  • How does radiocarbon help paleontologists to figure out how old a fossil is?