Dinosaur Detectives - Dinosaur Trackway Mystery
Become a dinosaur detective in this fun and interactive session that introduces the concept of working scientifically. Learn what fossils can tell us about life in the past and explore a strange and mysterious set of fossilised tracks that lead you on a journey of discovery all about evolution. Can you become a dinosaur detective and solve the mystery?
The Workshop Covers
- Fossil handling and exploration
- Learning about palaeontology and the sort of work undertaken by palaeontologists
- An introduction to evolution and how organisms change over time
- What fossils can tell us about prehistoric life
- Interpreting information and gathering evidence from fossils
- Exploring a set of Early Jurassic fossilised footprints (working scientifically)
The workshop is designed to reinforce learning associated with KS2 elements of the science curriculum with a focus on evolution, inheritance, climate change, adaptation and extinction. This is an active session that involves extensive participation, collaborative learning and reinforces key learning concepts. The workshop reinforces the concept of scientific working, exploring evidence and interpreting information to formulate theories. Students and teachers benefit from the chance to meet and engage with professionals from a scientific background.
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Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||13 September 2017|
|Last modified||13 September 2017|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Science, Working scientifically, Earth science, Practical work, Enquiries and investigations|
|Running times||1-4 hours|
£189 for a morning plus experiment expenses and travel