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Monyash Church of England
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Winster Church of England
Primary School

The White Peak Federation

Monyash Church of England
Primary School

Winster Church of England
Primary School

Week 5

Mary Anning

Have you ever heard the tongue twister: She sells sea shells by the sea shore? This is all about a femal scientist - Mary Anning who lived in the 19th century.

Watch the videos and find out about her life. Who was she? What did she discover? 

Use your research to answer the questions below. What else did you find out about her?

 

Quiz

1. Mary Anning was the first person to uncover a full  ……………………………………… skeleton.

2. Her father …………………………………………….. was a carpenter and also a keen fossicker.

3. She found her first complete Plesiosaurus skeleton on …………………………………………….

4. Anning was not admitted to the Geological Society until………………………….as women were not allowed to join it.

5. She discovered a long-necked marine reptile called…………………………….

6. A major landslide in …………………………….. nearly killed Mary and claimed the life of her dog.

7. Mary’s second major plesiosaur find, macrocephalus was discovered in ………………….

8. She inspired the tongue twister ‘she sells sea shells on the seashore’ written by …………………………………………

9. Mary Anning died on ……………………………………………because of breast cancer.

10. ………………………………………… wrote an article about Mary, celebrating her life and achievements.

The life and work of Mary Anning (dramatisation) | History - True Stories

Suitable for teaching 5-11s. Mary Anning tells the story of her life and shows us how she found fossils that changed scientific thinking worldwide. Subscribe...

The work of Mary Anning | Primary Science - SciTube

Suitable for teaching 7 to 11s. This film explores the work of Mary Anning; the famous paleontologist and fossil hunter. Subscribe for more Science clips fro...

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