Teamwork - Respect - Aim High
How Do We Know About Dinosaurs?
Task 1: Match the Dinosaur to the Fossil
Have a look at the pictures of the dinosaurs below. How do we know what dinosaurs used to look like? Remember - cameras weren't around millions of years ago!
The answer is... from fossils!
But what is a fossil?
A fossil is the bones from a creature - like a dinosaur - that have been buried for such a long time that they have turned into rock! Look at the picture below of an amazing fossilised dinosaur!
Task 2: Find Out About Mary Anning
One of the most famous fossil hunters in the world was called Mary Anning. She found many ancient fossils from the time of the dinosaurs!
Have a look at the PowerPoint below to learn more about her.
Task 3: Create Fossil Art
Mary Anning made very careful drawings of the fossils she found. Lots of artists around the world use the fascinating shapes of fossils as inspiration for their artwork. Have a go at creating your own fossil art!
There are some pictures below to inspire you, as well as links to ideas and tutorials.