Be a paleontologist for a day whilst you discover fossils from millions of years ago.

Have you ever wondered how we know so much about dinosaurs, even though it’s been millions of years since they walked the Earth?

We have fossils to thank for our knowledge of dinosaurs and of the earth and in ‘Fossil Hunters’ students are invited to work as paleontologists to discover secrets from the past. Through the exploration of body and trace fossils, students discover how scientific interpretations are informed.

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Fossils are the preserved remains, or traces, of animals or plants that were once living. There are two main types of fossils, body fossils and trace fossils. Body fossils are the remains of plants or animals that were once living. The most common examples are dinosaur bones. Trace fossils are signs of once-living organisms such as a footprint.

The Earth Ed program, Fossil Hunters, invites students to work as paleontologists to discover secrets from the past. Through the exploration of body and trace fossils, students discover how scientific interpretations are informed. To find out more click the button below…

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