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Rocks, soil and fossils

Home learning focus

In this lesson learn about what fossils are and what they can teach us, what soil is and the different types of rocks.

This lesson includes:

  • Four videos
  • Two activities to help with learning


How are fossils made?

A fossil is the preserved remains or traces of a dead organism.

The process by which a fossil is formed is called fossilisation.

Watch this short film to learn more about how fossils are made.