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Digging Dinosaurs

Digging Dinosaurs

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

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 the life-size replica of the Velociraptor dinosaur skull and come face to face with a T-Rex!
  • Work like a real palaeontologist; 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 that from 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!

Available as a primary school science incursion within Australia or as a video conference to any school around the globe!

NSW Schools: Incursions can take place (Last updated August 17)

  • NSW Dept. Education:
    Activities/site usage that can take place:
    “Incursions/external providers can provide activities that support delivery of curriculum (e.g. music tutors, sport skills development programs, science demonstrations, drama tutors, Healthy Harold)”
    Read more here

Fizzics Education’s measures in place for incursions for COVID-19

Contact us and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements (NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD).

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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for students on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • All of the same curriculum points will be covered, but the activities may vary from those listed for face-to-face incursions.
  • Our online classes include demonstrations, Q&A, and hands-on activities (you will receive a materials list upon booking).
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

If you connect with us via Zoom

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).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content

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

A student:

ST2-4LW-S
compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

ST3-4LW-S
examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

ST3-10ES-S
explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Print a PDF which details K to 6 mapping of all our science visits

School Testimonials

Camberwell Grammar School

Thanks to Ben visiting us yesterday. The boys really enjoyed the experience!

Science Show Demonstrations

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

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

A school fossil incursion students love!

Requirements

Appropriate for K 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 or 90 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you’d like us to cover.

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

We're a COVID SAFE Company

Cost

$390 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop

$480 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop

Minimum school science visit cost is $480 inc. GST per day

Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere in the world.

Find out about offers & discounts here!

In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

Print a PDF for mapping of all our K to 6 science visits

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Extension Ideas!

Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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