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Famous Scientists - Mary Anning: fossil hunter

<-- watch the video Then click add add response. 1. On page 1 use the label tool to fill in the blanks about Mary. 2. On page 2,3,4 and 5 you will need to look carefully at the fossils and then draw what you think that creature looked like when it was alive. You can use the pencil tools or upload upload a hand-drawn photograph photo of your drawing. 3. On page 6 you will use the eraser eraser to remove the sand and the move tool to move rocks away to discover some fossils just like Mary did. Once you have found all 4, use the label tool to label your finds or use the mic to record your voice explaining what you have found. Bonus marks if you can give some facts about the creatures too! 4. Check your work thoroughly and then check

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Science
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This activity was designed for KS2 pupils in the UK for use in Year 3 Rocks topic and also an an optional extra during lockdown. It is easy to delete any pages not appropriate for your class. I often tell the children to choose just one fossil to draw and progress to another if time allows. The 4 fossils on the 'erase and discover' page are Mary's most famous 4 discoveries: ammonites, ichthyosaur, plesiosaur, dimorphodon which are also the featured fossils on pages 2-5. The video and information was taken from the BBC Bitesize website (June 2020) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd8fv9q/articles/zf6vb82 Please note minor mistake in video: mispronunciation of plesiosaur (pronounced 'pliosaur' in the video - this is a completely different fossil!). My apologies.