This lesson pack for year 3 and P4, linking to the topics Rocks and Earth’s materials, explains how fossils are formed. Have you ever dreamed of discovering a dinosaur? Palaeontologist Steve Brusatte explains how you do it, as well as how to evacuate them safely.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining how fossils are formed
  • Instructions for a fossils experiment
  • Instructions for an extra activity to make and excavate your own fossils

Simple to resource! the items you will need:

  • Bread
  • Gummy animal sweets
  • Paper towels or kitchen roll
  • Heavy books
Year 3

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