Remarkable Rocks and Fantastic Fossils

Location – Museum & Art Gallery

Pupils work with museum specialists to explore and understand the three types of rock, working scientifically in examining appearance and physical properties, and discovering the differences in hardness and permeability of rocks. They will learn about the rock cycle and how fossils have been created. They will find and cast their own fossils. Fun and interactive!


National curriculum Key stage 2: Science – Rocks and Evolution and inheritance

“Pupils should be taught to compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties (and) describe how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock”.

“Pupils should be taught to recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago”.