Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = History = Maths = Science
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Activity One - Identifying Fossils

Activity 1
Identifying Fossils

  • Sc3/3.1b describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Sc4/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc4/1.3 making systematic and careful observations
  • Sc4/1.8 identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
Activity Two - Chocolate Fossil Model

Activity 2
Chocolate Fossil Model

  • Forming Fossils Video
  • Fossil Diagram Activity Sheet
  • Fossil Model Comparison Activity Sheet
  • Coloured Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

  • Melted Chocolate
  • Cake cases
  • Milk chocolate
  • Uncooked pasta

  • Chocolate Sediment
  • Cake tin
  • Freezer bag
  • Rolling pin
  • Digestive biscuit
  • Grated dark chocolate bar
  • Grated milk chocolate bar
  • Grated white chocolate bar
  • Uncooked pasta
  • Note: It is likely your child will want to eat their models after they have made them. Consider using nuts or raisins instead of uncooked pasta to make them more edible.
  • Sc3/3.1b describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Sc4/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc4/1.4 gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  • Sc4/1.8 identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
Activity Three - Creating A Cast Fossil

Activity 3
Creating A Cast Fossil

  • 1 cup of table salt
  • ½ cup of plain flour
  • ¾ cup of water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Plastic cup
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Plastic container (for the fossil)
  • Plastic container (to mix plaster)
  • Stick
  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/3.1b describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Ar2/1.2 to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
Activity Four - Measuring Dinosaurs

Activity 4
Measuring Dinosaurs

  • Ma3/2.1c compare and order numbers up to 1,000
  • Ma3/3.1a measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm)
Activity Five - Mary Anning Timeline

Activity 5
Mary Anning Timeline

  • Hi2/2.2 Extended Chronological Study pupils should be taught a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
Activity Six - Coprolite Model

Activity 6
Coprolite Model

  • Coprolite Video
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • ¼ cup instant coffee granules
  • Water
  • Uncooked pasta (fusilli / penne)
  • Green paper / leaves
  • Mixing bowl
  • Plastic cup
  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • SC3/3.1b describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Ar2/1.2 to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
Activity 1 - Identifying Fossils
Activity 1
Identifying Fossils

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc3/3.1b describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Sc4/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc4/1.3 making systematic and careful observations
  • Sc4/1.8 identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
Downloads:
Activity 2 - Chocolate Fossil Model
Activity 2
Chocolate Fossil Model

Practical Resources:
  • Forming Fossils Video
  • Fossil Diagram Activity Sheet
  • Fossil Model Comparison Activity Sheet
  • Coloured Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

  • Melted Chocolate
  • Cake cases
  • Milk chocolate
  • Uncooked pasta

  • Chocolate Sediment
  • Cake tin
  • Freezer bag
  • Rolling pin
  • Digestive biscuit
  • Grated dark chocolate bar
  • Grated milk chocolate bar
  • Grated white chocolate bar
  • Uncooked pasta
  • Note: It is likely your child will want to eat their models after they have made them. Consider using nuts or raisins instead of uncooked pasta to make them more edible.
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc3/3.1b describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Sc4/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc4/1.4 gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  • Sc4/1.8 identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
Downloads:
Activity 3 - Creating A Cast Fossil
Activity 3
Creating A Cast Fossil

Practical Resources:
  • 1 cup of table salt
  • ½ cup of plain flour
  • ¾ cup of water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Plastic cup
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Plastic container (for the fossil)
  • Plastic container (to mix plaster)
  • Stick
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/3.1b describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Ar2/1.2 to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
Downloads:
Activity 4 - Measuring Dinosaurs
Activity 4
Measuring Dinosaurs

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ma3/2.1c compare and order numbers up to 1,000
  • Ma3/3.1a measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm)
Downloads:
Activity 5 - Mary Anning Timeline
Activity 5
Mary Anning Timeline

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Hi2/2.2 Extended Chronological Study pupils should be taught a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
Downloads:
Activity 6 - Coprolite Model
Activity 6
Coprolite Model

Practical Resources:
  • Coprolite Video
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • ¼ cup instant coffee granules
  • Water
  • Uncooked pasta (fusilli / penne)
  • Green paper / leaves
  • Mixing bowl
  • Plastic cup
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • SC3/3.1b describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Ar2/1.2 to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
Downloads:

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