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Monday 9th November

LC: To explain how fossils can be used to find out about the past

In Year 3, you learnt how fossils are formed. Have a look at the PowerPoint presentation below to remind yourself of this process. 
Today, we are going to think about fossils and how they help scientists to find out about the past. Fossils can help scientists to understand about living things that were living on Earth millions of years ago. Have a look at the BBC Bitesize link below. 

You need to continue your research into how fossils help us to understand the past by reading the information in the following links. Make notes in your Topic book or in your Home Learning book if you are learning from home.


The question you will be answering is, "How can fossils help us to learn about the past?"  

For example, here it tells us that scientists can tell how long that life has existed on Earth. They can also tell us how different plants and animals are related to each other. 
Another example from the second website. Scientists can work out what an animal or plant might have looked like based on its skeletal structure.
This link contains videos to watch.