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9 07, 2015

Science Laboratories, Research and Dinosaurs

By |2024-04-11T10:22:06+01:00July 9th, 2015|General Teaching, Key Stage 1/2, Key Stage 3/4|Comments Off on Science Laboratories, Research and Dinosaurs

Supporting STEM – Dinosaurs in the Science Lab

Everything Dinosaur was invited to Shire Oak Academy (West Midlands), to take part in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), day in support of science teaching in schools.  In a fun packed day, we delivered four dinosaur and fossil themed workshops with Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 children.  Our dinosaur expert explained how fossils formed and the children got to handle lots of dinosaur fossils as well as learning about how giant prehistoric sharks could swallow their teacher in one bite.

Fossil Themed Workshop

Science experiments included weighing and measuring different vertebrae, looking at what bones are made of (the science of the barbecue), dinosaur blood and the recipe for cloning a Woolly Mammoth!

The Science Lab – All Ready for Dinosaur Themed Experiments

A well appointed laboratory in a school.

Well resourced teaching facilities, all ready for a fossil themed workshop.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Breaking Bones

We even promised the children that their teacher would break a few bones (all in the interests of vertebrate palaeontology of course).  Our thanks to the STEM day organisers and to all the teachers and teaching assistants who took part.  Our dinosaur workshops were certainly a big hit, the event organiser commented:

“Thank you Everything Dinosaur!  I will definitely be in touch again next year!”

Feedback from Teachers and Children

In a very busy programme, we did get some time to receive feedback from the teachers who saw our dinosaur workshops.

Mrs Chantler (KS2 teacher) stated:

“The dinosaur workshop was engaging and inclusive.  Use of objects made the subject accessible to all, the children were fascinated.”

Mrs Vann (teacher) commented:

“The children were fascinated with the teeth comparisons.”

Katie in Year 7 exclaimed:

“The workshop was amazing, I wish we could do this everyday!”

All in all, I think we can safely say that our contribution to the STEM day and our dinosaur workshops was very well received.

For information on the range of teaching and learning resources available from Everything Dinosaur: Everything Dinosaur Learning Resources and Toys.

9 07, 2015

Win, Win, Win with a Special Everything Dinosaur Contest!

By |2024-04-11T10:27:13+01:00July 9th, 2015|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|1 Comment

Win a 1:4 Scale CollectA Guidraco Pterosaur Model (Competition is now Closed)

WIN! WIN! WIN! with Everything Dinosaur!  Or should we change our name to Everything Pterosaur as we are giving away a brand new, super-duper 1:4 scale replica of the pterosaur called Guidraco.

We have got another super, prehistoric animal giveaway.  CollectA have already brought out some amazing dinosaur models in 2015, all new additions to their excellent “Prehistoric Life” range that we at Everything Dinosaur are so proud to support.  To celebrate this and the fact Everything Dinosaur will officially be ten years old on August 1st we are holding a special competition, your chance to win a superb 1:4 scale replica of a flying reptile.

CollectA Guidraco Pterosaur

CollectA have extended their “Supreme” range of large scale models and the new for 2015 Guidraco with its moveable lower jaw is splendid and it makes a fitting prize in our special ten year anniversary competition.

Celebrate Everything Dinosaur’s Tenth Birthday 
Win this 1:4 scale model!

Win this 1:4 scale model!

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur 

Tenth Anniversary Prize Giveaway

Our tenth anniversary prize giveaway is this fantastic Guidraco with an articulated jaw.  The replica measures more than twenty-five centimetres tall and more than twenty-six centimetres long.  Its colouration is based on a modern puffin and our replica needs a name.

Please note, this competition is now closed.

To enter Everything Dinosaur’s competition, all you have to do is “Like” Everything Dinosaur’s FACEBOOK page, share, then comment on the picture (either here or on Everything Dinosaur’s Facebook page)  including a suggestion for a name for this fabulous Pterosaur.

Everything Dinosaur on FACEBOOK: “LIKE” Our Facebook Page and Enter Competition.

For example, if you think our Guidraco should be called “Graham”, then comment on our Facebook page or here in the comments section in our blog!

We will draw the lucky winner at random and the name caption competition closes on Friday, July 31st.  Good luck!

Just visit Everything Dinosaur’s Facebook page, give our page a “like” and then leave a comment on the picture showing the Guidraco model.  What flying reptile names can you come up with?

“Like” Everything Dinosaur’s Page on Facebook

Like our Page (please).

Like our Page (please).

Super CollectA Guidraco Replica to Win Thanks to Everything Dinosaur
Just like our Facebook page to enter.

Just like our Facebook page to enter.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur 

Everything Dinosaur

To view Everything Dinosaur’s range of CollectA prehistoric animals: CollectA Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Replicas.

To see the full range of CollectA scale prehistoric animal replicas: CollectA Guidraco Pterosaur Model and Other Figures.

Terms and Conditions of the Everything Dinosaur Tenth Anniversary Competition

Automated entries are not permitted and will be excluded from the draw.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Only one entry per person.

The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.

The Everything Dinosaur tenth anniversary competition runs until midnight on Friday 31st July 2015.

Winner will be notified by private message on Facebook.

Prize includes postage and packing.

For full terms and conditions contact: Contact Everything Dinosaur.

Please note, this competition is now closed.

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