Fossils in the UK
Over time, fossils have formed all over the world. They teach us about the history of the world. Has anyone been fossil hunting or just found a fossil by chance. Where did you go? What did you find?
This week, we are going to learn about fossils in the UK.
Remember how fossils are formed? What can affect the way that they are formed or stop formation altogether?
(Not being covered in a sediment, not having hard parts, the rock around weathers away before the minerals are deposited, the rock is broken up to be used by humans not searching for fossils).
Take a look at the different types of fossils below:
Not everything gets fossilised. In fact, we're pretty lucky to find any fossils at all and, in Britain, we find all sorts of fossils.
Your task is to use the resources below to find out what types of fossils are found in the UK - you can use the internet to help your research.