Dino Dan gallery character

Dino Dan gallery character Schools

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Suitable for: Key Stage 1

Pre-visit information and curriculum links PDF (32KB)

Our intrepid explorer Dino Dan has just returned from the deserts of Mongolia and he'd like to share his adventures with you. Your students will help him to piece together the story of the dinosaurs by examining fossils and learning to think like a palaeontologist.

Overview
Dino Dan will explain how he has been exploring his attic, looking for things that belonged to his grandfather, the famous dinosaur hunter Roy Chapman Andrews.

Your pupils can join in as he pieces together the story of his grandfather's exciting life using artefacts and fossils he collected on his adventures. Dino Dan will explain how palaeontologists learn about life on Earth by examining objects from the past.

He will then tell the story of the Oviraptor and reveal how this dinosaur got its interesting name.

Your class will also learn how scientific knowledge can change when new evidence comes to light.

Learning themes: working scientifically, classifying animals, dinosaurs, living things and their habitats.

Cost: £3 per student

Booking: Call our school bookings team on +44(0)20 7942 5555

Please read our payment and cancellation conditions before booking.

Capacity: 30 pupils. You must have at least one adult supervisor for every eight pupils in your group.

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Meet Dino Dan in the Lasting Impressions gallery on the ground floor of the Red Zone.

Explore and Discover guide - Dinosaurs: Become a dinosaur detective
After you've met Dino Dan, why not explore the Dinosaur gallery using this interactive booklet. Guides cost £1 each, payable to the bookings team before your visit. You can download teachers' notes and a sample of the guide from the links below.

Dinosaurs: Become a dinosaur detective (sample) PDF (2.4 MB)

Teachers' notes and certificate PDF (1.5 MB)

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Booking Required
Please call our booking line on +44(0)20 7942 5555

25 January 2017 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
1 February 2017 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
1 March 2017 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
8 March 2017 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
15 March 2017 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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