Year Six Study Fossils and Dinosaurs with Everything Dinosaur

Today, Everything Dinosaur visited Newcastle under Lyme School, an independent day school in the heart of Staffordshire.  Our mission was to work with the two classes of Year 6 exploring fossils, deep time and to help develop and augment the scheme of work all about palaeontology and geology created by the enthusiastic teaching team.

Based in one of the classrooms, our dinosaur expert marvelled at the wonderful illustrations of fossils that the children had created as part of a display.  He explained the importance of putting a scale on the drawings and after a tactile fossil handling session he set the children an exercise that involved studying some bizarre fish remains.  Good job the classes had a scale on their worksheets to help them work out how big the fossils were.

Year Six Children Learn About Palaeontology and Geology

Lots of scientific terms on display.

Lots of scientific terms on display.

Picture Credit: NULS/Everything Dinosaur

To conclude the dinosaur and fossil themed workshops, Everything Dinosaur shared with the class some information on research conducted by scientists at the Imperial College London.  Evidence of organic remains even potential dinosaur blood may have been discovered.  This enabled the dinosaur workshop leader to engage the children in a short debate over the perils of trying to bring back extinct creatures.  This chimed very nicely with the children as many of them had recently seen the movie “Jurassic World”.

To learn more about Everything Dinosaur’s work with Upper Key Stage 2 children and to request further information: Contact Everything Dinosaur

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