Wonder at the World
Wonder at the World
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Welcome to my store and thanks for stopping by! I've been teaching in out-of-school settings for over 15 years. From helping children understand wriggling pythons as a zoo education officer (dream job!), to using historical objects as keys to unlock our past, my teaching experience has been far from typical. I'm currently a schools manager for a museum and art gallery, working with hundreds of children of all ages each year.

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Mary Anning was one of the world’s greatest fossil hunters. Despite her humble background, she was a pioneer, although she didn’t receive the credit for her achievements that she deserved.

Introduce your class to this remarkable British paleontologist with this 15 slide PowerPoint detailing her life and major discoveries including ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and winged reptiles!

This presentation would complement a rocks and fossils unit, or support learning about women in science.

This resource is a PowerPoint. A PDF of the presentation is also included for those without access to Microsoft Office.

I also offer a Fossils as Evidence PowerPoint in my shop, suitable for KS2. Find it here

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A bundle is a package of resources grouped together to teach a particular topic, or a series of lessons, in one place.


Rocks and fossils bundle KS2

**Resource 1: Rocks Classroom Display** * 8 rock example photos (granite, chalk, sandstone, flint, marble, pumice, limestone, slate). * 3 rock type description cards (sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, igneous rock). Cut-out letters with rock design - R, O, C, K, S * A4 Rock Cycle Poster * Rocks frame image file - this can be copied and pasted into other documents that you want to add to your display. **Resource 2: A-Z Rocks and Fossils PowerPoint** Consolidate learning on rocks and fossils with this 26 slide PowerPoint presentation. Each letter is a different themed word which will help pupils re-cap their learning, as well as introduce some new vocabulary. Questions within the presentation provide an opportunity for pupils to share their thoughts and knowledge. **Resource 3: How A Fossil is Formed Activity ** * A 5 page PDF including 8 full colour pictures with the corresponding labels. Print, cut out individual pictures/labels and laminate. * A 4 page PDF as above but with the labels included on the pictures for lower ability. **Resource 4: Mary Anning PowerPoint ** A look at the life and work of Dorset paleontologist Mary Anning. **Resource 5: How a fossil is formed folding craft** Teach the stages of fossilisation with this folding ammonite craft. Print on A4 card ready for pupils to colour and fold like a concertina. When closed, you’ll just see the large fossil ammonite but when opened, the fossilisation process will be revealed! You can see a finished example on my Facebook page [here.](http://www.facebook.com/Wonderattheworld/videos/208845110394232/) Instructions are provided as well as some questions for discussion. **Resource 6: Fossil identification activity** Your class can become palaeontologists! This activity consists of 15 full colour photos of different fossils with labels to match (pictures can be printed with or without a background). Fossils include ammonites, a mosasaur tooth, megalodon tooth, shells, coral and a plesiosaur backbone. There are 2 sets of labels to choose from (1 set requiring some internet research, the other more descriptive to allow pupils to try to identify without needing to go online).


Year 6 evolution and inheritance PowerPoint bundle

A set of science PowerPoint to complement evolution and inheritance in year 6. There are 4 resources in this bundle: 1. Insect adaptations PowerPoint. Discover the wonderful world of insect adaptations with this 22 slide presentation. This resource gives pupils the opportunity to identify adaptations on a variety of insects from around the world including the atlas moth, hissing cockroach, thorn bug and stag beetle. At the end, pupils are set the challenge of designing their own insect for a named habitat, outlining its adaptations to survive there. 2. Who was Charles Darin PowerPoint A 20 slide presentation covering information about Darwin's early life, Beagle voyage and theory of natural selection. 3. Mary Anning PowerPoint Introduce your class to this remarkable British paleontologist with this 15 slide presentation detailing her life and major discoveries including ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and winged reptiles! 4. What can fossils tell us? How can a chipped tooth reveal what a giant shark ate? Why are mammoth teeth found in the North Sea? Find out how fossils can unlock the secrets of ancient creatures with this informative 25 slide presentation. Full of high quality images and questions to get your pupils thinking about what fossils can and can’t tell us about the past. Please note, it is not possible to edit the text or images in these resources.



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