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Step 1: The Search For Ancient Life


This term we are palaeontologists. In week one, we began our journey to find out about ancient life, following several lines of enquiry.

We tried to find answers to the following questions:

  • What is palaeontology?

  • What do palaeontologists do?

  • How old is the Earth and how can we make sense of such big numbers?

  • How was the Earth made?

  • When did life begin?

  • How did life begin?

  • Did the Earth look the same as it does now when life began?

The children considered both creation stories and scientific theories to explain the origins of life on Earth.