Presentation on theme: "I am a Scientist Palaeontologist Created By QM Learning 2012."— Presentation transcript:
I am a Scientist Palaeontologist Created By QM Learning 2012
I am a Palaeontologist. I study the fossils of animals and plants and the places where they are found. I look for clues about what life was like in the past. What do I do? Hi. My name is Scott.
Where do I work? I work outside at dig sites. I work inside at the Queensland Museum. I talk about my work to adults and young people.
Outside work Firstly I identify a place that I think might have fossils. I look at the soil and where the water has been.
Outside work We set up shade covers and get to work, carefully digging the soil away.
Outside work We use different types of tools. Can you think why?
Outside work probing brushing scraping sieving
Outside work We measure the dig site and take photos to record the position of the fossils.
Outside work We record everything we are taking away from the site.
Outside work Fossils are very easily broken. Sometimes we cover them with plaster casts before moving them.
Back at the museum – Inside work We sort the fossilsWe clean the fossils
Back at the museum – Inside work We can learn a lot from fossils, such as: how big the animal was? how it moved? what type of food it ate? how it may have died? We study fossils looking for clues. The fossil below is an arm bone from an extinct kangaroo. How do you think the animal may have died?