Seventh-day Adventist® Church

Adventist Youth in the United Kingdom and Ireland


e-Club Fossils Honour

Fossils e-Honour

Category: Nature



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1.   Make a collection of at least ten different kinds of fossils, with the name and geographic location of each.
2.   Briefly define the following: geology, fossils, catastrophism, pelecypod, graptolite, trilobite, dinosaur, mammoth, mastodon, crinoid, lingula, calamite, foraminifera, radiolaria, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic, Pleistocene, paleontology, paleobotany, brachiopod.
3.   Do one of the following:
a.  Visit a fossil bed to collect specimens. Make a written or oral report of the trip.
b.  Visit a museum where fossils are on display and make a written or oral report of the trip.
4.   Describe the process of proper removal of delicate specimens. Tell how a skeleton of a dinosaur or other gigantic fossil would be removed. Why should beginners not remove such specimens? 
What should be done by the beginner when he finds what is obviously a valuable fossil?
5.   Describe the process of cleaning up specimens as they come from a field trip, to make them ready for the museum. Fully prepare at least one such specimen for display, and display it where others may see it.
6.   Explain the difference in the account scientists give for the presence of fossils as related by evolutionists and creationists.
7.   What accounts for the existence of frozen animals in the arctic regions. What accounts for their condition, and when did they likely live upon the earth?
8.   Cite Bible and Spirit of Prophecy statements to explain the origin of the following:
a.      coal
b.      petroleum
c.      fossils
d.      limestone

We suggest that for the presentation elements of the honour you record a video of yourself and include it with your written assessment in your folder.  Your director will check all your work when your club resumes. If all is present and correct, your director can then decide if you may be awarded your honour.

Finished all your requirements?  Complete this form online, print off the confirmation and include in your club folder.

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