General introduction to worksheets

The Fossil Park has developed a new Education Programme with many exciting activities that will bring the study of Fossils alive! Activities cover many topics such as, how old is the earth, how do fossils form, what it is like to become a palaeontologist and many more!

These activities will assist with the exploration and understanding of an exciting and compelling past!

The programme is divided in four categories:

Foundation Phase

Grade 2 - 3, learning area: Natural Sciences.
1. Siva needs help | 2. The food chain | 3. Create your own fossil | 4. Bears | 5. Sharks | 6. Spot the difference | 7. Fossilization process | 8. Pre-historic Big 5 | 9. You are what you eat | 10. Jobs connected with fossils

Intermediate Phase

Grade 4 - 6, learning area: Natural Sciences.
1. The life of a palaeontologist | 2. What are fossils? | 3. What is a fossil? | 4. What do we learn from fossils? | 5. Reconstructing the past | 6. Make your own fossil | 7. The Prehistoric Big 5 | 8. Who works with fossils | 9. How to find fossils | 10. The development of the planet earth

Senior Phase

Grade 7 - 9, learning area: Natural Sciences and Planet Earth and beyond.
1. Environments of past and present | 2. The theory of natural selection | 3. The fossilisation process | 4. The giant impact | 5. How do we know how old the earth is | 6. Fossil detectives | 7. Volcanic eruptions | 8. Evolution of a species | 9. The geological time scale | 10. The movement of tectonic plates

FET

Grade 10 – 12, learning area Life Sciences
1. Mass extinctions and fossils | 2. Fossilisation process | 3. Blast from the past | 4. Geological time activity | 5. Create a travel brochure | 6. Crossword | 7. Beliefs about the origins of life | 8. Evolutionary detectives | 9. Evidence at fossil park of Darwin’s evolutionary theory | 10. Lamarck versus Darwin’s evolutionary theory