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Learn About Fossils

In this worksheet, students will answer questions on the formation of fossils from living things that have died and are trapped in rock.

'Learn About Fossils' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Rocks

Curriculum subtopic:   Fossils

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

A fossil is formed when a prehistoric animal or plant dies and its remains become trapped in soft rock.  This often happened in the mud and sand beneath the ancient seas.




The rocks formed around the remains of the animal or plant which was then preserved inside the rock. The animal or plant also left its imprint in the rock.


Strictly speaking, a fossil has to be at least 10,000 years old. Anything less than 10,000 years old is considered by paleontologists (the cool scientists who study these things) to be young.


So, are you ready to learn all about old fossils!


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