Enjoy working as a palaeontologist – dig up the past and enter the age of dinosaurs! Discover how fossils are used to inform us how dinosaurs survived and adapted for over 170 million years.

Dinosaurs capture the imagination of young and old and are a fantastic way to teach the key scientific concept of function relies on form.

Students will work like palaeontologists as we explore how fossil evidence informs our scientific understanding of life. Students explore a variety of dinosaur fossils to identify special features/adaptations and make inferences about their diet, appearance, behaviour and origin of their name.

In this program students will:

    • describe types of fossils and the role of palaeontologists
    • group dinosaurs by their observable features
    • identify and infer structural features/adaptations for survival.


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