What Is a Fossil?

on September 5, 2006

What is a fossil is and why do they exist?

A fossil is an animal or plant that has been turned into rock. Dead things always rot quickly (that is why they smell). If a dead animal or plant is not buried quickly, it will rot and decay and no signs of it will be left. We see that happening all around us today. Most fossils were made quickly during Noah’s Flood by sand and mud that rapidly covered plants and animals.

Red-Eyed Tree Frog

Each issue of Answers magazine includes an outstanding Kids Answers section that highlights the wonders of God’s creation with kid-friendly information, images and games. This issue of Kids Answers explores the Red-Eyed Tree Frog, teaches children how to “make” a fossil, includes a pull-out dinosaur poster and more!

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