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Bivalve Fossil

(This is in the Fossils box)

Can you answer the questions below by spinning this image and using the extra pictures?

Extra information and pictures

bivalve from our y6 evolution fossils for schools box

Questions

1. Why do you think this fossil has the nickname ‘Alien fossil’?

2. This bivalve had a hard outer shell called an ‘exoskeleton’.  Can you think of any modern creatures with one of these?

3. Draw your own ancient creature like the bivalve.  Can you make it look like an alien?
 

Answers down here - no peeking until you're ready!

1. Why do you think this fossil has the nickname ‘Alien fossil’?

ANSWER:  Because it looks like you might imagine an alien to look!

 

2.  This bivalve had a hard outer shell called an ‘exoskeleton’.  Can you think of any modern creatures with one of these?

ANSWER:  Snails, crabs and many shelled animals called ‘Crustaceans’ and ‘Mollusks’ often look like this

 

3.  Draw your own ancient creature like the bivalve.  Can you make it look like an alien?

 

ANSWER:  We hope your alien fossil turned out looking good!

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