Y6 Fossil Formation

Pupils learn that fossils are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms which died many thousands and in some cases, millions of years ago. They learn that fossils are usually found in the ground by digging and that fossils can be formed in a number of different ways.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
  • NaG - pupils should build on what they learned about fossils in the topic on rocks in Year 3; they should find out more about how living things on earth have changed over time
  • WS - pupils should identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments

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