5 QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK AT DINOSAUR ISLE MUSEUM
Designed to support a school trip to Dinosaur Isle
ENGLISH Upper Key Stage 2
Variants: Mid Ability students | High Ability students
Questioning, listening, recording and summarising
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This is an English Spoken Language task that enables students to practise their questioning and listening skills, as well as summarising techniques. The task links to specific information about Dinosaur Isle museum that should be interesting and relevant to students in key stage 2.
Questions have been chosen because they link with core English Spoken Language skills and also specific cross-curricular skills for example in the subjects of Natural History (how the past is represented) and Science (changing materials, rocks, fossils, etc.).
This task can be introduced before the visit to Dinosaur Isle, in class, as a taster activity. Students could share their ‘guesses’ as to what the answers may be, as a class or in groups, and then will find out when attending the museum visit if they were accurate. Working in groups may better support lower ability students in terms of learning and understanding. Alternatively, the task can be introduced on arrival
as an investigative activity to focus students’ attention on key areas during their visit.
When on site, students will be able to use the questions as prompts to engage with the skilled experts at the Dinosaur Isle museum in order to find the answers to their questions, gaining a more enhanced and enriched visit experience.
Key Skills Practised
The questions could be discussed in class prior to the trip so students are aware of the information they need to discover.
During the Visit
Completion of the English Spoken Language 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.
Follow-up tasks could include: Whole class discussion about the responses to the questions; Groups presenting back their collated ideas to the class; A written reflective evaluation or summary
Students will be able to demonstrate their questioning skills, by asking appropriate questions of the right people, or finding the required information. Students will also be able to demonstrate that they have listened, by recording and summarising the information gleaned from the visit.
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