Fossil Workshop

On 23rd January, Class 6 took part in a rocks and fossils workshop with Dr Helen a palaeontologist (a scientist who studies fossils). This is because we are learning about fossils and evolution in our science topic. We started the morning by looking at a variety of fossils from different eras and thinking about which types of fossils were found in different eras. We analysed why these types of animals were (or weren’t!) found in different eras of history.
We also played an inheritance game in which we looked at how genes and inherited characteristics are passed on through different generations of families.
Lastly, we investigated Darwin’s finches by using different size and style beaks (paper claws) to pick up different types of food. This was interesting as we were able to better understand natural selection better, which is what Darwin looked at in the Galapagos Islands.