100 Facts Fossils is bursting with awesome images, fun activities and exactly 100 mind-blowing fossil facts for kids aged 7+. Children will learn everything they need to know about amazing fossil discoveries.
• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.
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100 Facts Fossils covers key topics about the skill of unearthing relics in easily-digestible, numbered facts. Every page is covered in detailed illustrations and colourful photographs that bring the text to life for kids.
Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Fossils:
• How fossils form, what keeps them preserved and how they are dated
• The process of finding and cleaning up of fossils
• Real dig hotspots and the underhand business of faking fossils
Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• Fossil skulls of the ancient humans called Neanderthals show that many of them had bigger brains than people of today!
• The oldest fossils are believed to be tiny blob-like microbes similar to today's bacteria and blue-green algae. They are more than 3400 million years old.
• In 2008, a 7-metre-long fossil Triceratops dinosaur went on sale for $400,000 along with a fossil skull of a sabre-tooth cat for £35,000.
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
• Name game: Match these nicknames of fossils with their scientific names
• Create your own fossil dig area in a mixing jug with small stones, water and sand
• What order? List these tools and equipment in the order you would use them to find, dig up and clean a rare fossil
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