In this Triple Crossed activity, from the Centre for Science Education and supported by the Astra Zeneca Teaching Trust, students are provided with a number of images of bones and asked to work in groups to draw what they think the animal would have looked like. They are then provided clues to help build up their picture of the animal. The clues range from a modern viewpoint, nineteenth century viewpoint and Greek mythology. This ensures all students' images are different at the end of the activity and that they are then able to understand the implications of different viewpoints and evidence.
The activity concludes with a self-assessment sheet. It is accompanied by teachers' guidance notes and teacher's tools comprising clues cards to cut out.