Students hunt fossils

YOUNG scientists investigated fossils as part of the Bristol University Dinosaur Project.

Ed Drewitt, the Bristol dinosaur education officer, and PhD student Alex Dunhill ran a series of workshops based around the dinosaur found in the Bristol area, the Thecodontosaurus, known as the socket-tooth lizard.

Year nine students learned about evolution and adaptation, two Biology GCSE topics, and also developed their scientific enquiry skills, fitting casts of dinosaur bones to a life-sized jigsaw puzzle, identifying fossils and examining real fossilised dinosaur bones.

Anna Stones, science enrichment leader, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity to examine real fossils and study bones casts of the dinosaur found not too far from Cheddar.”


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