This programme is for the following year groups: Years 5-8
Palaeontologists provide much of the knowledge we have about fossils, dinosaurs and other extinct species. Investigate and explore palaeontology and examine some specimen’s palaeontologists have found. In a hands-on experience, students learn about the process of fossilisation and how these discoveries help fill in the blanks in the evolutionary tree.
· Describe the role of a palaeontologist
· Understand the process of fossilisation
· Understand the importance of studying fossils to describe extinct species