Young pterosaur

A short discussion topic suitable for year 3 and all of KS2 linking with the topic rocks. This is a cast of a fossilised pterosaur. When it was first discovered, scientists thought it was a new species because its bones were shorter and it had fewer teeth and a smaller skull than other fossils. They now realise that’s because it is a youngster!

This ten-minute activity, linking to speaking and listening, is ideal for use at the beginning of the day or during transition times, such as after lunch. Pupils will be challenged to guess what the image is by answering the questions shown on the first slide of the PowerPoint. This could be done on the whiteboard or through discussion with a partner. Once pupils have finished, click through to the next slide to reveal the answers. This discussion topic is also suitable for year 3, year 4, year 5, P3, P4, P5, P6 and P7.

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Young pterosaur

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