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Fossil Frenzy

Division: A- Elementary School

NC Essential Standards Alignment: 4.E.2

Event Rules: See 2024 Division A Rules Manual


Teams will be assessed on their knowledge of geologic time, fossils, dinosaurs, and the fossilization process. 


Must bring writing instruments. Teams may bring 2 hand lenses and one 8.5” x 11” two-sided page of notes containing information in any form from any source.

Event Leaders will provide any specimens/materials required to take the test, the official test and answer sheet.


Points will be awarded for the accuracy of responses. Ties will be broken by the accuracy or  quality of answers to pre-selected questions chosen by the event leader. 

Event Resources:

PBS Kids: Dinosaur Train – Interactive dinosaur guide
Aurora Fossil Museum
Shephard Software – How are Fossils Made Cartoon and games
Discovery Education – Discovering Dinosaurs lesson plan
Prehistoric Wildlife
Virtual Fossil Museum
Fossil Guy

More about Fossils

Check with your local museum to see if they have a fossil exhibit. List of NC museums by city.