Year Six Study Fossils and Dinosaurs with Everything Dinosaur

Today, Everything Dinosaur visited Newcastle under Lyme School, an independent day school in the heart of Staffordshire.  Our mission was to work with the two classes of Year 6 exploring fossils, deep time and to help develop and augment the scheme of work all about palaeontology and geology created by the enthusiastic teaching team.

As part of our work with the dedicated teaching team, we brought a large number of resources with us including replicas of iconic fossil animals such as ammonites and belemnites.

To view the range of replicas of fossil animals in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Replica Fossil Animals and Prehistoric Animal Toys.

Based in one of the classrooms, our dinosaur expert marvelled at the wonderful illustrations of fossils that the children had created as part of a display.  He explained the importance of putting a scale on the drawings and after a tactile fossil handling session he set the children an exercise that involved studying some bizarre fish remains.  Good job the classes had a scale on their worksheets to help them work out how big the fossils were.

Year Six Children Learn About Palaeontology and Geology

A colourful dinosaur display.

A colourful dinosaur themed display. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Students Study Dinosaurs

To conclude the dinosaur and fossil themed workshops, Everything Dinosaur shared with the class some information on research conducted by scientists at the Imperial College London.  Evidence of organic remains even potential dinosaur blood may have been discovered.  This enabled the dinosaur workshop leader to engage the children in a short debate over the perils of trying to bring back extinct creatures.  This chimed very nicely with the children as many of them had recently seen the movie “Jurassic World”.

Dinosaur Blood – Evidence of Potential Red Blood Cells Discovered in Dinosaur Fossils

Evidence of potential red blood cells preserved in 75-million-year-old dinosaur bone.

Evidence of potential red blood cells preserved in 75 million year old dinosaur bone.

Picture credit: Laurent Mekul

To learn more about Everything Dinosaur’s work with Upper Key Stage 2 children and to request further information about the dinosaur and prehistoric animal themed toys and games we supply: Contact Everything Dinosaur.