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Activity Sheet: Ice Age Ireland - Cool Fossils

Pupils at the spotted hyena display in NMI - Natural History

Do you ever wonder what kinds of ancient animals lived on your doorstep thousands of years ago? In this Museum activity, we will explore Ice Age Ireland, learn about fossils in the Museum's collection and the different kinds of animals that lived here in the past.

Download and print these activity sheets to learn about the different cool Ice Age fossils in Ireland. Use the maps to discover what fossils were excavated in your county and test your skills by completing all the activities, puzzels and word search.

When you have completed the activity sheets, why not let us know how you got on by emailing or post a photo of your work online through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #MuseumAtHome.

This activity is designed for children aged 8-12 years old and is curriculum linked to the SESE Science Curriculum. This can be completed at home, as a family activity, or used by Primary school teachers and pupils.

Ice Age Ireland: Cool Fossils! (1.28 MB, Adobe PDF)


Activity Sheets 


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