Designed to support a school trip to Dinosaur Isle
SCIENCE Key Stage 4
Variants: High Ability students
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Students will explore the information about the dinosaurs available in the museum before hypothesising as to the reasons for their extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period.
This science resource enables students to engage with the factors that contribute to the extinction of a species.
It is suggested to teachers that they introduce the topic before the visit, so the subject matter is familiar and they have an understanding of extinction and how it has affected various species throughout evolutionary time.
Key Skills Practised
Observation and identification of extinction causal factors
Hypothesising as to reasons for extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period
This resource could be used as a pre-visit research task, but is designed to work in conjunction with the information discoverable at the museum.
During the Visit
Completion of the resource/s linked to this document
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 £22.12pp
The Isle of Wight is Europe's Dinosaur & Fossil capital! Dino Delights is an inspiring day trip to a fascinating dinosaur museum.
This resource could be used as a follow-up task to compound learning or evidence their level of understanding after the visit. Other follow-up tasks could include: whole class discussion about the responses to the questions; groups presenting back their collated responses to the class; projects on the extinction of a particular species
Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to develop an understanding of theories and hypotheses surrounding the extinction of species, including the dinosaur.
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