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Fantastic Fossils KS1

Key info...

Learning level: Key Stage 1
Location: Life's educational laboratories, Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Availibility: On demand
Minimum Attendance: 12

Become a dinosaur scientist and uncover some fantastic fossils.

Students take on the jobs of palaeontologists. Their busy roles include; hunting for fossils amongst things that are living, dead and things that were never alive, digging up dinosaur bones, reassembling a dinosaur skeleton, and matching the prehistoric animals to their habitats. 

What will you learn?

Curriculum Links
Science KS1 – Year 2 – Living things and their habitats
  • Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.
  • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited.
Aims and Objectives
  • Learn how fossils are formed.
  • Identify the difference between things that are living, dead, never alive and fossils.
  • Find out about the role of a palaeontologist and take part in some of the jobs they do.