Super Stegosaurus Workshop

Event information

Event type: workshop

Location: Earth Hall, next to the Stegosaurus

Suitable for: Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7)

Capacity: 32 pupils

Duration: 45 minutes

Ticket prices:

£3 per pupil
Booking required

In this hands-on workshop, pupils come face to face Sophie, the most complete Stegosaurus fossil in the world.

Taking on the role of palaeontologists, pupils put together massive 3D jigsaw stegosaurs and examine different parts of the dinosaur's anatomy to understand what they can tell us about Sophie's lifestyle.

Workshop rundown

  • Pupils are introduced to the story of Sophie and how the fossil dinosaur was found.
  • The pupils construct a 'Stego-jigsaw-rus' to learn how scientists piece together fossil finds.
  • Pupils split into groups and examine different parts of Sophie's anatomy: head, plates and spikes.
  • In an interactive plenary, the group uses their new skills and knowledge to complete a poster about Sophie.

Further information

Curriculum links: Working scientifically; animals; including humans; living things and their habitats; number and place value; geometry - properties of shapes

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What teachers say

    'Taking part in the Super Stegosaurus workshop was a fantastic way to collaborate and consolidate learning as our Year 2 children have been learning about dinosaurs in their history topic.

'The workshop was age appropriate, engaging, fun and interactive, giving them an experience that will last them a lifetime.'

Kerry Seales, Deputy Headteacher, Crest Infant & Nursery School

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