Meet a palaeontologist


Rocks, Human and physical geography

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Use these career-focused resources to explore the palaeontologist career. Use the presentation to meet Emilio, a palaeontologist who works in a university laboratory and understand how he carries out his job.

Use the job role card to explore the skills needed to be a palaeontologist and how to get the job. Your class can then compare their current skills with Emilios and decide what they could work on.  

This is a short series of resources could be used to supplement a science or geography lesson or used in PSHE. 

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