INVESTIGATE THE DINOSAURS!
Designed to support a school trip to Dinosaur Isle
SCIENCE Key Stage 3
Other Key Stage Variants: Lower Key Stage 2 | Upper Key Stage 2 | Key Stage 1
Investigate the Dinosaurs!
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The task links to specific exhibit content within Dinosaur Isle museum that is relevant in topic to students in key stages 1-3 for example: habitat, features of once-living animals, and fossils.
This is a curriculum skills-based Science resource that enables students to practise their skills of investigating, information-gathering and summarising
When on site, students will be able to use the investigation sheet questions as focused prompts to engage with the museum resources at Dinosaur Isle, thus gaining a more enhanced and enriched visit experience, and ensuring it is one that links with the expected curricular relevance and knowledge. The design of the challenge questions ensures engagement with all relevant areas of the museum.
Key Skills Practised
Investigation/ Information-gathering/ Processing skills
The geological periods, fossils, dinosaurs, and using museum exhibits for learning could all be discussed in class prior to the trip so students are aware of the subject matter and the areas of learning relevant to them.
During the Visit
Completion of the Scientific Enquiry resource/s linked to this document: Investigate the Dinosaurs!
Why not complete this resource on a day trip?
The Isle of Wight can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! If you're located close to the south coast then a day trip is easily achievable...
This resource could be completed as part of the following day trip:
Dino Delights! from £8.79pp
The Isle of Wight is Europe's Dinosaur & Fossil capital! Dino Delights is an inspiring day trip to a fascinating dinosaur museum.
Follow-up tasks could include: whole class discussion about the responses to the questions; groups presenting back their collated ideas to the class; projects on an area of particular interest
Students will be able to demonstrate their investigative skill, information-retrieval, interpretation and collation skills, by answering appropriate questions and finding the required information. Students will also be able to demonstrate that they have understood their learning, by recording and summarising the information gleaned.
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Key Stage 1
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This page was last updated on: 01/06/2016