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Year 6 Science in the Summer term is: Adaptation, Inheritance and Evolution

This first task is a reminder of how we get our information from many year ago - fossils. While doing this activity, think about the following statements:

Fossils are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the past. Fossils are important evidence for evolution because they show that life on earth was once different from life found on earth today.

Fossils are formed in different ways, but most are formed when a plant or animal dies in a watery environment and is buried in mud and silt. Soft tissues quickly decompose leaving the hard bones or shells behind. Over time sediment builds over the top and hardens into rock.