Adventures with Dippy

These lesson outlines and learning resources will take children aged 7-11 on a natural history adventure with Dippy. You don't need to visit Dippy to use them.

The resources are designed to complement Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure.

There are eight episodes, which relate to the stops on Dippy's journey. Each considers a different theme with clear links to the national curriculum for 7- to 11-year-olds across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The resources can be used individually and in any order.

Each challenge begins with a postcard from an expert scientist, curator or researcher. At the end of each episode pupils can email their findings to Dippy's team, and will receive a reply.

Dorset: Jurassic forest

Use imagination and creative skills to recreate lost worlds (Science, Maths)

Birmingham: The big bird watch

Develop field skills in animal identification, and compare extinct animals with living descendants (Science, English)

Belfast: A game of snakes and antlers

Play a game to learn about various evolutionary and environmental changes (Science)

Glasgow: The beaver's back!

Discover different perspectives on the issue of beaver re-wilding (Science, English)

The other four episodes will be added in January 2018.

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