A free KS2 science lesson plan getting primary school pupils to create their own fossils, which they then learn to excavate and identify.
“Ever wondered what it might be like to be a fossil hunter? How would you excavate a fossil without damaging it and how would you identify the fossil? How is a fossil formed? In this practical science activity your students create their own fossils encased within a sedimentary rock and then have the responsibility of carefully excavating and identifying each other’s work. Has your class got the skills and patience?” (The Eden Project)
The documents included are: The great fossil hunters lesson plan, The great fossil hunters slide show and The Great Fossil Hunters Sample Risk Assessment.