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Fossils are the future!

 

This week in lower key stage 2 we have been learning about fossils, volcanoes and rocks as part of our Topic. We have been investigating different types of rocks and how they are formed.

 

At the beginning of the week the children took it in turns to drop small amounts of water onto the rocks to see if the rock absorbed the water or not. They also used small pieces of sand paper to rub the rock against to see how durable it was.  

 

Towards the end of the week the children took part in small group activities to make their own fossils using coffee granules, flour, salt, cold coffee and small animal shapes. They worked together to mix the ingredients and form the dough into a stone type shape. They decided on an animal and then pressed the animal into the stone in order to create the fossil. 

 

 

 

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Who would know rocks could be such fun?

 

In lower key stage 2 we have been learning about rocks and how they are formed. As well as looking at different formations and calculating how long it has taken for them to form naturally we have been making our own. 

 

We've used chocolate to make different rock formations which has made it easier to understand and more tasty! 

 

We have used a carousel to investigate fossils, volcanoes and rocks. The carousel involved all of the children in the class moving around the different activities which included, making posters, making a 'rock rap,' making the rocks from chocolate and reading books to up level our knowledge. 

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