In this activity children consider why the settlement crumbled yet Stonehenge is still standing and use their knowledge of rocks to explain why.
Archaeologists have found a huge ancient settlement used by the people who built Stonehenge. The dwellings date back to 2,600-2,500 BC - the same period that Stonehenge was built.
Children will consider why the settlement crumbled yet Stonehenge is still standing. They use their knowledge of rocks to explain what happened. The children create a cartoon strip to tell the story to a TV reporter.
- that some rocks are harder than others
- that different rocks have different characteristics and are used for different purposes
Children will learn:
- that chalk is a soft rock and will weather easily
- to choose different rocks according to their characteristics
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.