"The children were inspired to grow crystals, collect and examine fossils, research Mary Anning and dig up the playground!!" - KS1 teacher
About the Session
What is a fossil? How do we learn about life in the past? A talk with object handling which emphasizes scientific enquiry and ideas and evidence. We'll investigate how a whole animal can be rebuilt from just a few bones and build an understanding of why creative thinking is such an important skill for palaeontologists. We'll also look at why some myths and legends might well be based on fossils.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Session Format: 5 minute introduction to the museum, 15 minutes exploration, 1 hour taught session with object handling and group work
Available: Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and all day Thursday. All Seasons.
How to Book
Find out how to plan your visit on the museum’s website.