Rocks And Fossils

What is coal? How was it formed? What do fossils look like?
Find out during this virtual workshop.

Learning objectives:

Pupils will:

  •        Know that coal is a ‘sedimentary’ rock and is over 300 million years old
  •        Know that coal, along with the other rocks here at the Museum, are all sedimentary.
  •        Understand how coal was formed.
  •        Understand in simple terms that fossils are formed whenthings that have lived are trapped within sedimentary rock (e.g. coal).

Curriculum links

KS2 Science

  •        Working scientifically
  •        Rocks and fossils

KS2 Geography

  •        Land use
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