New today, 'Fossilise! - a game showing how fossils form and survive'. This is an Earthlearningidea written specially for young children; part of our ELI Early years series.
At the end of the game, pupils can explain what a fossil is, recognise some common fossils and realise that special conditions must exist for fossilisation to occur and also for fossils to survive. They can appreciate that there are many reasons why organisms are not fossilised and, even if they are, there are also many reasons why the fossils do not survive.
In playing the game children also learn that a player often has to go backwards and not everyone can win!
The game can be played in any science or geography lesson and has cross curricular links with literacy and numeracy. It is also great fun!
More activities can be found on our website.