Year 4 Maths: Private: Bugs in Amber
Amber is a gemstone that glistens like glass when polished and is golden like honey. Incredibly, this see-through substance comes from prehistoric pine or fir trees that were growing millions of years ago. When a tree became sticky liquid substance called resin oosed out of damaged . If conditions are right, the resin can harden and fossilize into amber.
In this fascinating clip, we learn how insects can become trapped in the golden goo when it is still sticky and oozing out of a tree. As the resin turns to amber, the creepy-crawly is trapped forever!