Replica fossils

This explanation text for year 3 and P4, linking to the topics rocks and Earth’s materials, describes in detail how replica fossils are made. When you see a massive dinosaur skeleton in a museum, you are usually looking at a replica rather than the actual fossilised remains of the dinosaur. These amazingly realistic models allow visitors and scientists to see how a complete dinosaur skeleton would have looked, as many real fossils are incomplete or too delicate to move.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 3
Replica fossils

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