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Trilobite (260 mill. years old)

(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

trilobite from our fossils primary school artefact box

Questions

1. When did Trilobites disappear and why?

 

2. Trilobites lived mostly at the bottom of the Ocean.  Why was this a good thing?

 

3. Trilobites (like the Ammonites) were not on the Earth at the same time as humans but if they were how would feel about swimming in the sea filled with these?  (Some were the size of dogs!)

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

1. When did Trilobites disappear and why?

ANSWER: 250 Million years ago but nobody knows exactly (though it was probably an asteroid strike like the one that killed the Dinosaurs).

2. Trilobites lived mostly at the bottom of the Ocean.  Why was this a good thing?

ANSWER: Because it gave them good protection and lots of food from animals that lived there.

3.  Trilobites (like the Ammonites) were not on the Earth at the same time as humans but if they were how would feel about swimming in the sea filled with these?  (Some were the size of dogs!)

 

ANSWER: This one is up to you but we think it would be quite scary!

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