Name (First Name, Last Initial)
Anna A
Book Title
Ava Sawyer
What is the setting of the book?
There was no setting, but there are some notable places fossils can be found, so I’ll talk about one instead.The Burgess shale is a layer of rock found in the Rocky Mountains area of British Columbia, Canada. Most fossils have hard parts, but fossils found in the Burgess shale have soft bodies! This is because the area was buried in mud and animals were trapped in it. Since they didn’t have time to rot, the animals (and plants, too!) became fossils.
Who is/are the main character(s)? What are they like?
There was no main character either.
What is the conflict of the story?
There was no conflict, again.
What was the conclusion of the book?
There wasn’t a conclusion, but the book ended with a section on fossil fuels, what they are, how they’re harmful to the environment, and how we’re turning to alternative energy sources.
While reading the book, what were your emotions?
This book had lots of great information about fossils and made me more excited to work on the Science Olympiad event, well, Fossils. I was very interested while reading the book.
Do you think the book had a moral? If so, what was it?
No, I don’t think it did.
Star Rating
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Why did you give the book this rating?
I gave the book this rating because it had lots of good information in an easy-to-read and comprehendable way. The book also covered a wide variety of topics from how fossils form to a chapter about fossil fuels!
What was your favorite/least favorite part?
My favorite part was learning about the modes of fossil preservation! I think it’s very interesting all of the different ways organisms can be fossilized. I also liked learning about what scientists look at when identifying fossils.
Would you recommend this book to others? Why?
Yes! I will let my Science Olympiad partner on my Fossils event know about the book, since it has good information regarding fossils.
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Book Report: Fossils