Wednesday 7th February | No comments yet
After learning about Charles Darwin last week, we went on to look at the evidence for evolution by studying fossils. The children had four activities to complete:
Activity 1 – Fossilisation process cards
Put the statements in the correct order for the fossilisation process and match them with the correct pictures.
Activity 2 – Fossil evidence for evolution
Look very carefully at the fossil pictures and the living relative of the turbot. When looking careful, we noticed that the living relative has a much rounder body, some extra bones and the tail and fins are smaller.
Activity 3– Real fossils pack
The children were archaeologists. They searched through the sand to find fossils then had to name them, sketch them and find out some facts. One thing we found out was that Crinoids are ancient marine animals that appeared 300 million years before dinosaurs!
Activity 4 – reading
There were three different books to read, some of which were story books and one which was a fact book. We found out lots of interesting things including that the word fossil comes from the Latin word fossilis, which means ‘dug up’.