This resource begins with a printable handout (for teacher/student reference) which contains clear, easy-to-understand background information on the different types of fossils and the process of fossilisation. This is followed by two handy black-and-white Student Worksheets, two Answer Sheets as well as a differentiated (cut-and-paste/drag-and-drop) version of one of the worksheets. Suitable for students in years 8 – 10, Fossils and Fossilisation can be used as class work, homework or as a revision exercise.
definition of a ‘fossil’
types of fossils: trace fossils, impression fossils and biosignatures
difference between a ‘mould‘ and a ‘cast‘
the process of fossilisation
conditions in which fossilisation is most likely to occur.
Along with printable worksheets, a digital (PowerPoint) version is included here at no extra cost, giving teachers a choice as to which they prefer to use – taking into account the different learning styles of their students.
Fossils and Fossilisation includes Answer Sheets with images in full colour that look great on the big screen and can be used to facilitate good class discussion. Answers provided are highly detailed, so there is no need to research or fact-check here; it’s all been done for you.
I hope you and your students find this product useful and that you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed creating it!
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