IDENTIFYING REASONS FOR DIFFERENCES IN DINOSAUR CHARACTERISTICS
Designed to support a school trip to Dinosaur Isle
SCIENCE Upper Key Stage 2
Other Key Stage Variants: Lower Key Stage 2 (High Ability) | Lower Key Stage 2 (Low Ability)
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This is a curriculum skills-based Science resource that enables students to practise their skills of identifying biological characteristics, understanding differences between types of dinosaur, and hypothesising as to the reasons for differing physical features and characteristics.
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 physical characteristics in animals and why they are important as well as why they may vary within a species. They could have looked at other species of animal and identified differences in characteristics and reasons for this.
Key Skills Practised
Observation and identification of characteristics within a species
Hypothesising as to reasons for differing characteristics
This resource could be used as a pre-visit research task, but is designed to work in conjunction with the dinosaur features on display in 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 £8.79pp
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 a dinosaur type of particular interest
Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to observe and identify features of difference with regard to the physical/biological characteristics within a species.
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