Cutting Edge

Event information

Event type: workshop

Location: Zoology Spirit Building in the Darwin Centre, Orange Zone

Suitable for: Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11)

Capacity: 32 students

Duration: 45 minutes

Ticket prices:

£3 per student
Booking required

Investigate how teeth are related to diet in this interactive workshop.

Students will:

  • recognise names, shapes, positions and functions of different human teeth
  • handle, observe and compare a variety of mammal skulls, including real ones, to predict animal diets
  • use and develop students' scientific knowledge to understand how animal teeth are useful for different purposes (diet, defence, etc)

Learning themes: teeth and eating, using observations to draw conclusions, using scientific knowledge and understanding to explain observations, making comparisons and identifying associations

Pre-visit information and curriculum links PDF (59KB)

What teachers say

    'Our Year 3 children have been learning about teeth in their Science lessons so it was fantastic for them to be able to handle skulls at the Cutting Edge workshop and recognise the different types of teeth we have been discussing at school.

    'The children really enjoyed using their Science knowledge to work out which animal the skull belonged to, sparking some great discussions and debate!'

Micaela Facino, Humanities co-ordinator, NQT Mentor and Year 3 Teacher, Oakfield Preparatory School

Event dates
1 November 2019 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
5 November 2019 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
8 November 2019 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
12 November 2019 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
19 November 2019 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
22 November 2019 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
26 November 2019 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
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How to book

To check availability for a school workshop at our Museum in South Kensington, or to enquire about a group visit during the week, please use the booking enquiry form.

If you have any specific requests, please call our School Bookings Team on +44 (0)20 7942 5555. Please read the pre-booking checklist (PDF 69kB) before you phone.

Lines are open Monday-Friday from 8.30-16.00.

Please read our payment and cancellation conditions before booking.

Essential information

Everything you need to know for a smooth-running day, from where to go for lunch to completing a risk assessment.