____ minerals in the ground water crystallize within the tiny crevices left behind as the muscle and bones decompose, slowly replacing the bones, teeth and claws with rock, turning the T rex into a fossil
____ a T rex dies near the edge of a river
____ T rex’s body gets covered in sediment and is protected from scavengers and from being destroyed by the weather
____ as millions of years pass, the layers of sedimentary rock that once surrounded the now fossilized T rex erode away
____ minerals in the ground water cement the sediment together to form sedimentary rock
____ a paleontologist discovers the fossils!