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Block B - Mary Anning

Become an enthusiastic, expert palaeontologist! Learn about the fascinating creatures that inhabited the Earth and study the main epochs of fossils. Investigate famous 18th Century palaeontologists Mary Anning and William Buckland. Explore fossil footprints and fossils humans, ice age creatures and their fossils. Study dinosaurs, their eggs, behaviour and extinction. Learn about Darwin and the amazing story of evolution.

Learn about Mary Anning, one of the most famous palaeontologists ever. Research the main fossil-hunting areas of the UK and learn about the 18th Century when Anning lived. Improvise a play about key events in her life.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Fossils in the UK

Re-cap how fossils are made, learn about the fossil-hunting areas of the UK and create a map.

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02: History of science

Learn about the 18th Century science, society and the status of women.

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03: Mary Anning

Learn about Mary Anning, her life as a fossil hunter and her achievements.

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04: Improvise a play

Improvise a play to tell other children about Mary Anning, drawing on all your previous research.