How fossils are formed.
3S have been learning about how fossils are formed- we had a go at making them in a very short time frame!
Millions of years ago dinosaurs roamed the land.
The dinosaurs died and fell into the ground, earth and rock covered the remains.
The dinosaur’s flesh and bones rotted away, leaving a natural mould.
Over a long period of time, small rock and mineral particals filled the natural mould and took the shape of the dinosaur bones.
Eventually, the earth erodes away and the fossil is exposed. Geologists find the fossils and study them to find out more about our natural history.