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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.
Learn about the importance of dinosaur egg fossils and what they tell us about dinosaurs; research the behaviour of dinosaurs in family groups; then try your hand at film making and create a short dinosaur film about an aspect of dinosaur behaviour.
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.
Learn about dinosaur egg fossils and how useful they are to palaeontologists.
Research the behaviour of dinosaurs in their family groups and make your finger puppet dinosaurs ready to film.
Create an accurate film backdrop for your short film about an aspect of dinosaur behaviour.
Compose a factual voice-over for your dinosaur movie, edit and embed into PowerPoint.
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