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Fossils - How are they made?

This week you'll be looking at how fossils are made, you'll see some important new words like fossilisation, decompose and sediment


Task 1

Your first task is to use the internet to find out what these 3 words mean:

1. Fossilisation

2. Decompose/decomposition

3. Sediment

Task 2

Watch the videos about fossils and how they are formed. Make notes while you're watching the videos as this will help you with task 3 - showing the process of fossilisation. 

How are fossils formed?

Fossils are the stone remains of animals or plants that were once alive. Fossils can be the bones of a dead dinosaur or his big footprints in the sand.

Task 4

Using the notes you made from the videos, can you show the process of fossilisation using the sheet below to help you?