How Do Fossils Form | Evolution | Biology | FuseSchool

Fossils are the preserved remains of an animal or plant in a rock. Many of the fossils discovered so far are the ancestors of organisms that are alive today. The study of fossils is called paleontology. Much of what we understand about evolution comes from studying fossils. When organisms die, their remains usually break down into nothing. Very occasionally, the right conditions occur and fossils are created. There are different methods in which fossils form. One of these is for a dead organisms to quickly become trapped and buried in sediment. Minerals cause the non-decomposed remains to crytsalise in the process of permineralisation. Another method in which fossils can be created is by the organisms being covered in a non-porous coating such as tree sap (think of amber). VISIT us at, where all of our videos are carefully organised into topics and specific orders, and to see what else we have on offer. Comment, like and share with other learners. You can both ask and answer questions, and teachers will get back to you. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Twitter: Access a deeper Learning Experience in the FuseSchool platform and app: Friend us: This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: Click here to see more videos:

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