Invertebrate ID

Invertebrate ID

We all know what a dinosaur looks like - it is a vertebrate like us and has a bony skeleton with a backbone. But did you know that invertebrate fossils are far more common than vertebrate fossils?

Your fossil collection is probably made up of invertebrate fossils. At first glance, they may just look like a pile of shells, but with practice, and a little help from our guide, you should be able identify your collection.




Look at the invertebrate wheel below. It has 14 different groups laid out around its edge - everything from ammonites to trilobites!
Do you recognise any of them?
Click on the different sections on the wheel to learn about each group.



About this resource

Science topic: Fossils, Rocks, Evolution

Key Stage: KS2

Type: Activity

Keywords: Fossil invertebrates, invertebrates

Learn more about fossil invertebrates on the Museum website