Fossils and rocks videos

How are fossils formed? How can you group and compare rocks? Videos filmed on the beach at Lyme Regis and activity ideas.

Ages
Ages 7-9
Topic
Rocks
Living things and their habitats

Resources

  

1. Introduction to the beach video

Video

Video starter introducing key questions: How do the rocks get on the beach? What is a fossil, and how does it get inside a rock? (1:37).

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2. Discovering fossils video

Video

Two presenters discover what a fossil is, how fossils get inside rocks and what fossils can tell us about living things (2:55).

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3. Discovering rocks video

Video

Two presenters explore how sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks are formed, using chocolate (2:40).

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4. Grouping and classifying rocks video

Video

Two presenters carry out an experiment to investigate and classify different groups of rock (2:29).

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Playfoam fossil activity

Worksheet

Activity introducing pupils to fossil formation.

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Identifying and classifying rocks activity

Worksheet

Reference key for identifying and classifying different types of rock

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Rocks and fossils lesson plan

Lesson idea

Lesson plan for learning about fossils, and how to identify and classify different types of rock

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