Be a palaeontologist! Find out how fossils are made and make your own. Understand REALLY BIG numbers in the context of the timeline of the Earth. Research the layers of the Earth and learn about the three main epochs of fossils. Tour your school sharing your knowledge with other children.
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.
Learn what fossil footprints tell us about animals and humans of the past. Record footprints using drawing, measuring and plaster casts. Use maths to wout someone's height, speed and gait from their footprints.
Learn about human evolution. Create your family tree and relate it to the family tree of the human species. How did the early humans disperse around the world? Use storytelling to describe human evolution to other children.
Study the Victorian silhouette of William Buckland and his fossils. Learn about his discoveries and links to Mary Anning. Research Ice Age animals in Britain.
Learn about the species of the Mesozoic Era. Reconstruct a dinosaur using clay. Make a Dino-family jigsaw. Create a 3D Mesozoic timeline of the three main eras and populate it with pictures of dinosaur species.
Learn about the climate, vegetation and living things of the late Cretaceous period. Research the main dinosaur extinction theories and plan and argue the case for each theory in a class debate.
Become an expert on Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. Learn about his life, his research, the fossils he collected, his theories about geology, his beliefs about extinction and how he wrote his theory of evolution.