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Making "fake poo"!

This afternoon we had a very interesting science lesson. We talked about what animals eat and how we can group them into herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We talked about how if we looked at poo of animals we might be able to see what they eat. That is exactly what some archaeologists do to help us understand what people ate in the past, and how they prepared their food. We made pretend ‘ poo’ of an animal by looking at whether it was a herbivore, omnivore or carnivore. We had to think carefully about what would go in the pretend "poo". If it was a herbivore we added: grass, leaves, vegetables, seeds and fruit. If it was a carnivore we added: sausages, bones, fur, meat. If it was an omnivore we added both meat and vegetables. We put them in the fridge and tomorrow we are going to be scientists and look at them closely. It was a fantastic afternoon and we learnt so much. We also looked at the scientist Mary Anning and learnt about her life and what she found.


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