Year 6 are learning about Fossils!

Hi Year 6!

Today in Science we are learning about fossils. Our comets group will be researching the archaeopteryx using the following key questions:

When was the animal living on Earth?

What other types of living things were on Earth at the same time?

What environment did it live in?

What other animals is it similar to?

Please tell us what you have found out!

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11 thoughts on “Year 6 are learning about Fossils!

  1. The archaeopteryx lived in the late Jurrasic era, which is approximately 150 million years ago. It was one of the earliest flying birds known. Living things such as: dinosaurs, ammonites, dragonflies and millipedes, roamed around the earth at the time the archaeopteryx was living.

    The animal was used to living forest environments as it had the ability to fly and could glide off tall trees. However, the archaeopteryx was not just a bird as it had evolved from dinosaurs. This is known because of the animal not consisting of a beak – like normal birds do! In addition, this also shows that dinosaurs were the closet living thing that were similar to tthe creature.

    Fossils are used to show us how different animals have evolved during time and it helps us know more about the past.

  2. To Miss Saunders and miss janjua

    This animal has evolved because of leaping off trees,this animal is also an extinct animal.

    This is a archaeoptryx it is a animal that lived 150 million years ago. These animals fossils can still be found underground and in grass lands deep in the ground.

    This animal was a animal that lived in the time of the dinosaurs. Many scientists believe that the archaeoptryx was a mix of dinosaurs and bird. It was first found somewhere in Germany.

    This animal lives in the jurassic and in places with trees such as jungles and forests.They lived in tree places because they used to glide into trees, this was because it was one of there habitats.

    Aaliaahkhan 6S

  3. I think it lived long ago and it is a archaeopteryx.I all so think toucan birds lived when the archaeopteryx were alive or when dinosaurs were alive.I think they lived in jungles.I think it is similar ti a lizard or a bird.

    Hoped you enjoyed it :)

  4. The Archaeopteryx, which was an animal, lived approximately 150 million years ago. They were the earliest known flying bird. The habitat was around trees therefore I think the habitat was a forest. In order to survive, the Archaeopteryx developed a flying ability and glided around trees or simply ran on the ground. Scientists believe, that the Archaeopteryx was similar to a bird and a dinosaur. Fossils were stone remaining’s or moulds of animals or plants that lived in the past.

    By AAMINA.

  5. The Archaeopteryx lived over 150 million years old and they are the earliest known flying birds. Although they appear larger in pictures, they were actually only the size of a magpie. Scientists believe that they developed flying abilities and evolved from gliding off trees to adapt to their habitat where they had to fly. They were first discovered in Jurassic limestone in Germany in 1981. This fossil is believed to be very important as it shows the transition between birds and reptiles. They are also believed to be a cross between a bird and a dinosaur which is what it looks like. They lived in the Jurassic period when there were birds and other reptiles such as dinosaurs and turtles and also ammonites, squids, dragonflies and millipedes.

    By Aishah Hussain

  6. This is a fossil of an archaeopteryx. Fossils show us how animals have evolved, which different animals used to live in the past and what type of environment they used to live in.This animal lived over 150 million years ago. I think that these animals lived in the same time period as dinosaurs. The Archaeopteryx was known to be the first known flying bird, which is about the size of a magpie. Scientists believe that this bird is a cross between a bird and a dinosaur. Scientists also believed that birds flying abilities have evolved from gliding from tree to tree and also just walking across the ground. I think that this animal live in a forest type environment.

  7. We have been learning about the Archaeopteryx and it was an animal that lived in the jurassic.The Archaeopteryx was as small as a magpie.Due to the fact of it that it lived in the jurassic,it lived over 150 million years ago.Scientists have believed that the Archaeopteryx was a mixture of bird and the dinosaurs.

  8. We have been learning about the Archaeopteryx and it was an animal that lived in the jurassic.The Archaeopteryx and it was as small as a magpie.Due to the fact of it that it,lived in the jurassic,it lived over 150 million years ago.Scientists have believed that the Archaeopteryx was a mixture of a bird and the dinosaurs.

  9. archaeoptryx lived 150 million years ago
    They lived in the the same times as the dinosaurs
    They lived in places where there were trees
    Scientist believe they were similar to the dinosaurs and birds.

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