Super Stegosaurus Workshop

Super Stegosaurus Workshop Schools

Workshop

Earth Hall

Suitable for: Key Stage 1

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

Learn about Stegosaurus in this hands-on workshop.

A large, slow-moving plant-eater, Stegosaurus would have defended itself from predators like Allosaurus and Ceratosaurus with its powerful spiked tail. The Museum has acquired the most complete Stegosaurus fossil in the world, but how can Museum scientists use it to learn about this dinosaur species?

In this workshop, pupils use replica fossils to identify key features of Stegosaurus and learn about its body shape. Next they construct a ‘Stego-jigsaw-rus’ to learn how scientists piece together fossil finds.

Learning themes: using observations to draw conclusions, finding out how scientists use evidence, fossils, survival, extinction, adaptation

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: 35 students

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Next to the Stegosaurus in the Earth Hall, Red Zone. Please be there five minutes before the start time. A Science Educator will meet you and guide you through the workshop.

Find out more about our activities and facilities for School groups visiting the Museum.

More about Stegosaurus


Studying the Stegosaurus skeleton (video)
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the scientific examination of the world's most complete Stegosaurus specimen.

World's most complete Stegosaurus: Q&A with a dinosaur expert (feature article)
Dinosaur researcher Prof Paul Barrett gives the lowdown on the most complete Stegosaurus ever found.

Assembling the Stegosaurus skeleton (video)
Watch a time-lapse video of the Museum's new Stegosaurus skeleton being put together.

Putting the skin on Stegosaurus (video)
Find out how palaeoartist Robert Nicholls brought the Museum’s Stegosaurus specimen back to life.

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

24 January 2017 10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
25 January 2017 10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
26 January 2017 10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
1 February 2017 10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
2 February 2017 10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
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