Big Jurassic Classroom

The Big Jurassic Classroom resources support the teaching of rocks, fossils and evolution, bringing the wonder of the Jurassic Coast to your classroom.

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The Primary Science Teaching Trust has worked with the Jurassic Coast Trust since 2014, culminating in the production of The Big Jurassic Classroom book.

This free to download book brings together resources and information to show teachers how they can use their local environments to inspire interest in the UK’s geological history. The book includes exciting activities for learning about rocks, fossils and evolution. All the reproducible resources in the book are available at full size in a separate resource pack, also free to download.

In addition to the book and resource pack, all the materials developed in the initial phase of the collaboration with the Jurassic Coast Trust are available here.

Resources are available for 3 -7 year olds and 7-11 year olds.

A Teacher Guide explains:

  • the appropriate age range for the activities
  • subjects and topics covered
  • resources needed
  • what the activity is about

An Activity Pack provides:

  • images
  • worksheets
  • instructions for carrying out the activities.

RESOURCES FOR AGES 3-7

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Why has my body turned to stone?

Teacher Guide

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Why has my body turned to stone?

Activity Pack

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What will become a fossil in the future?

Teacher Guide

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What will become a fossil in the future?

Activity Pack

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Washing Line of Time

Teacher Guide

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Washing Line of Time

Activity Pack

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Make Your Own Salt Dough Fossils

Teacher Guide

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Make Your Own Salt Dough Fossils

Activity Pack

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Let's Dig for Fossils

Teacher Guide

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Let's Dig for Fossils

Activity Pack

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How do I make fossils?

Teacher Guide

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How do I make fossils?

Activity Pack

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How can rocks tell a story?

Teacher Guide

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How can rocks tell a story?

Activity Pack

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Dinosaur Footprint Mystery

Teacher Guide

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Dinosaur Footprint Mystery

Activity Pack

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Can you solve a bony puzzle?

Teacher Guide

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Can you solve a bony puzzle?

Activity Pack

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RESOURCES FOR AGES 7-11

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What is the Jurassic Coast?

Teacher Guide

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What is the Jurassic Coast?

Activity Pack

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Linking the Past to the Present

Teacher Guide

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Linking the Past to the Present

Activity Pack

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Make a Model of the Jurassic Coast

Teacher Guide

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Make a Model of the Jurassic Coast

Activity Pack

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How do Fossils Form?

Teacher Guide

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How do Fossils Form?

Activity Pack

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Jurassic Coast Timeline

Teacher Guide

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Jurassic Coast Timeline

Activity Pack

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Jurassic Food Webs

Teacher Guide

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Jurassic Food Webs

Activity Pack

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Fossil Detectives

Teacher Guide

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Fossil Detectives

Activity Pack

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Dinosaur Top Trumps

Teacher Guide

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Dinosaur Top Trumps

Activity Pack

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How did Ammonites Move?

Teacher Guide

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How did Ammonites Move?

Activity Pack

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Mary Anning

Teacher Guide

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Mary Anning

Activity Pack

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Survival of the Fittest

Teacher Guide

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Survival of the Fittest

Activity Pack

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Rock Detectives

Teacher Guide

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Rock Detectives

Activity Pack

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What Makes the Best Building Stone?

Teacher Guide

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What Makes the Best Building Stone?

Activity Pack

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Safety Notice and Disclaimer


PSTT advises teachers to refer to either the CLEAPSS website or SSERC website for up to date health and safety information when planning practical activities for children.

PSTT is not liable for the actions or activities of any reader or anyone else who uses the information in these resource pages or the associated classroom materials. PSTT assumes no liability with regard to injuries or damage to property that may occur as a result of using the information contained in these resources. PSTT recommends that a full risk assessment is carried out before undertaking in the classroom any of the practical investigations contained in the resources.

All materials are ©Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and are freely available to download and share for educational purposes. Whilst educators are free to adapt the resources to suit their own needs, acknowledgement of copyright on all original materials must be included. Rights to images included in the resource have been purchased for PSTT use only – as such, these images may only be used as part of this resource and may not copied into or used in other materials.

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