Dinosaurs and Fossils - FREE

Block G - Dinosaur DIY

Become an enthusiastic, expert palaeontologist! Learn about the fascinating creatures that inhabited the Earth and study the main epochs of fossils. Investigate famous 18th Century palaeontologists Mary Anning and William Buckland. Explore fossil footprints and fossils humans, ice age creatures and their fossils. Study dinosaurs, their eggs, behaviour and extinction. Learn about Darwin and the amazing story of evolution.     

Research key features of dinosaurs and how they are adapted to their environment; design your own dinosaur perfectly adapted to either the Triassic, Jurassic or Cretaceous period; create the structure, cover and paint your dinosaur model; finally, contribute to an ‘I Spy Dinosaurs’ class book and share your knowledge with other children.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Dino DIY - planning

Research key features of dinosaurs and then design a dinosaur perfectly adapted to either the Triassic, Jurassic or Cretaceous period.

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02: Dino DIY - making

Working from a design plan, create the structure of your dinosaur.

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03: Dino DIY - painting

Research skin colours and textures of modern living things and apply your knowledge to create the most suitable surface for your dinosaur model.

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04: 'I spy' a DIY Dino

Contribute to a class ‘ I Spy’ dinosaur book with photographs, list of characteristics and possible ‘footprints’.