Everything Dinosaur Adds Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” Models

The UK-based, on-line retailer Everything Dinosaur has added the Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” model range to its extensive portfolio of prehistoric animal and dinosaur replicas.  The company, which has been supplying the educational sector with dinosaur and fossil themed teaching resources for more than a decade, has introduced this range because the robust, hand-painted replicas are ideal for creative play and feature a number of animals that can help with coursework related to adaptation, genetics and extinction, all cornerstones of the national science curriculum in England.

The Mojo Hunting Tyrannosaurus rex Dinosaur Model

The Mojo hunting Tyrannosaurus rex model.

The Mojo hunting T. rex dinosaur figure.

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To view the range of educational Mojo prehistoric animal models stocked by Everything Dinosaur: Mojo Models – “Prehistoric and Extinct”

Mojofun Models

Mojo was founded in 2009 and the company has grown quickly, becoming a highly respected producer of animal replicas since the very first range of models was introduced in January 2011.  Mojo’s mission is to create the finest quality, educational replicas available on the market.  Product safety is paramount to Mojo.  Every figure in the Mojo range is rigorously tested and fulfils all current worldwide safety standards.  All the replicas in the “Prehistoric and Extinct” range are suitable for children from three years and upwards making them ideal for schools and home education.

Mojo Models Can Be Used to Help Learn About the Stone Age

Woolly Mammoth models (Mojo)

Mojo Woolly Mammoth models.

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Stone Age and the Ice Age

With many schools introducing a scheme of work that explores life in the Stone Age, the Mojo Woolly Mammoth models can help children to learn more about the kinds of animals that once roamed Britain, Woolly Mammoths and Sabre-Toothed Cats for example.   These replicas can be used in the production of classroom dioramas or for motivating students to undertake independent research.  The Mojo Woolly Mammoths also make handy props when exploring such issues as adaptation and extinction.  At Everything Dinosaur, we have come across many examples of models such as these being used to inspire children as they explore the likely causes of the extinction of the Woolly Mammoth, this in turn, leads on to such concepts as climate change and the impact of our species on the environment.

Learning About Extinctions

With a focus on working scientifically, the teaching curriculum provides flexibility in how learning objectives are achieved.  Children in upper Key Stage 2 are expected to learn about Darwinism and evolution, helpful preparation, as in Year 7 the science of genetics is introduced and runs through to Key Stage 4.   The Mojo model range includes replicas of some recently extinct animals, the Quagga for example, an excellent way to illustrate the science of selective breeding to encourage certain characteristics and traits within a population.

The Mojo Quagga Model

Mojo Quagga.

The Mojo Quagga model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A focus of science teaching in secondary schools that follow the national curriculum (England), is to help pupils develop a deeper understanding of the range of scientific ideas in biology.  Giving pupils the opportunity to learn about the extinction of the Quagga and the on-going attempts to resurrect this sub-species of Plains Zebra, helps to reinforce teaching about genetics and genetic engineering as well as providing important cross-curricular links into history, human population dynamics and the impact of climate change.

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