Ancient Mysteries in Marvellous Mud
Researchers at the University of Oxford studying ancient Australian mudstone have found evidence that is helping entirely reshape our picture of evolution and how the Earth developed. In these resources students will undertake a range of practical activities to investigate properties of mud and how pH affects living things (KS3), look at geological timescales (KS4), and learn about how X Rays can be used to identify signs of life on other planets (KS4) and spotting the first signs of life here on Earth (KS5).
KS3 - Evolution Detectives
KS4 - A Geological Blink
KS4 - Fingerprinting Mars Mud
KS5 - Fingerprinting First Life