E and ES Fossils - Stage 6

In this educator-led activitiy students use fossils to investigate a fossil site and the extinction of Australia's megafauna.


Creator: Anne Musser © Australian Museum

Museum educator-led program

Students use the processes used by palaeontologists to reconstruct animals from their fossil remains by comparing fossils from extinct megafauna with bones from their modern-day relatives. They evaluate evidence for the two possible reasons for the extinction of Australia's megafauna.

  • Syllabus links: Earth and Environmental Science Stage 6
  • Maximum number of students: 30 (4 sessions per day)
  • Duration: one hour
  • Available: Monday to Friday during term time

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