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Digging Dinosaurs

 
A look at ancient organisms, their traces,
relationships & extinction theories

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  • T-Rex replica skeleton lying on the floor
  • Megalodon, Spinosaurus and Edmontosaurus teeth
  • Dinosaur bone replicas
  • Horseshowe crab fossil replicas
T-Rex replica skeleton lying on the floor1 Megalodon, Spinosaurus and Edmontosaurus teeth2 Dinosaur bone replicas3 Horseshowe crab fossil replicas4
Hands-on Palaeontology

Students will have a roaring great time as they learn about dinosaurs in this hands on science workshop designed to look at palaeontology in a realistic way.

- Check out life size replica of the Velociraptor dinosaur skull and come face to face with T-Rex!
- Work like a real paleontologist; dig out and analyse the specimens found.
- Find out how fossils are formed and how it's easy to find them on the beach.
- Feel replica dinosaur skin and compare it with modern animals.
- Go beyond dinosaurs to look at Australian megafauna.
- Make casts of ancient creatures to keep and more!

... no slideshows here in this science workshop!

SCHOOL COMMENTS
What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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Lots of hands on activities and great presentations. The activities were appropriate for the levels of students and showed that science is fun 

Enngonia Public School; K to 6 Technology Camp

 
 

Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

There are no specific outcome dot points describing dinosaurs, however the following points are also covered:

  • Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth's surface. (ACSSU096
     
  • Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075) 
     
  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
 
parasaurolophus replica
fossil egg replica
 

NSW Science Syllabus Content

 

There are no NSW syllabus specific dotpoints that include dinosaurs however the following is covered:

A student:
 
  • describes some observable changes over time on the Earth’s surface that result from natural processes and human activity (ST2-8ES)
     
  • explains rapid change at the Earth’s surface caused by natural events, using evidence provided by advances in technology and scientific understanding (ST3-9ES)

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Workshop experiment stations

Dinosaur dig out Organise your team to excavate your specimens
Dan the Duck Bill Replica of a parasaurolophus skull. It's head crest made many loud sounds
Dino Eggs What did they look like? What did the embryo's look like inside?
Sands of Time Look at how sedimentation helps to form fossils
Scaly skin Compare modern animal skins to the replica dinosaur skin
Casting creatures Makes casts of ancient organism impressions
Hip to Hip Compare dinosaur hips with anatomical models of a bird and lizard
Birds are Dinos? Check out the archaeopteryx, a possible precursor to modern birds
For the record Geological record shows a mass extinction 65 million ago. Why did it occur?
T-rex Puzzle Mix and match the right bones to form a replica T-Rex skeleton.
Terry Triceratops Meet the cuddly Triceratops puppet and learn about Cretaceous herbivores
Talking Teeth Work out which teeth belong to which extinct or modern animal
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Requirements

  • Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class
  • 10 Tables arranged around a room. Chairs are not required.
  • Access to 2 electrical power sockets
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

Cost

  • $310 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop
  • $390 inc. GST for a 90 minute workshop.
  • Minimum school science visit cost is $390 inc. GST per day
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school.
Free 30 minute teacher PD video conference with 2 or more booked science shows.

We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions on our science incursions please contact us.

For schools outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this science workshop can visit your school as part of a regional science visit.

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Classroom dinosaur science kits & resources
T-Rex Wooden Craft Puzzle

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  • Have students make their own kit!
     
  • Makes a great classroom display 

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Dinosaur claw replica kit

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  • Classroom collection of claws
     
  • Fantastic to discuss predators

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Class set of 7 dinosaur stamps

dinosaur stamps class set
 
  • Great reward for student effort
     
  • Has a roller for dino tracks too!

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Dinosaur snap playing cards

Dinosaur snap  playing cards
 
  • Fun engagement tool for students
     
  • Test literacy & recall skills!

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Over 100+ Free Online Science Experiments!

  • Fun science experiments that you can do at class or home! 
  • Use for science projects or lesson plans.
  • Step by step instructions make each science experiment fun, safe, cheap and easy to make.
  • There are also links to good science websites, so teachers, parents and students can use this section as an online science resource. 
  • Of course, the science experiments are highly engaging for all kids! 
 
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Contact us

1300 856 828
info@fizzicseducation.com.au

PO Box 272
Winston Hills, NSW, 2153, Australia
 
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