Scientists and Scientific Method The work of Mary Anning

Scientists and Scientific Method The work of Mary Anning

This video explores how Mary Anning used her findings to gain insight into the Jurassic past. She lived in Dorset in 1823 and used to go fossil hunting in Lyme Regis. She was one of the first palaeontologists and originally worked with her father. In this video, she explains the scientific method of observing, recording data and concluding. She also outlines how she uses scientific method and process to think about fossils found in rocks, and how to classify them using recently developed classification systems. Her work helped scientists gain insight into how many million years old the Earth is, and the animals that roamed the planet. Teacher notes: As a starter to introduce a practical science activity, you could write a simple quiz to encourage students to capture the keywords shown in the video. Students can write their own definitions from these words using the internet or science dictionaries to improve their scientific vocabularies. To consolidate their knowledge, you could get students to make booklets that include key information about Mary Anning and her work. They could define the keywords featured in the video, and find five or more additional pieces of information about the work of the scientist using books, encyclopedias or the internet.

  • 2018
  • 00:04:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019
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