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Jurassic Fossil Handling - Warwickshire Heritage Learning

Workshop title

Jurassic Fossil Handling

Key stage 2
Delivered at

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Duration 2 hours
Curriculum topics

Science, English

Main focus

Observation, classification.

Workshop information

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Workshop outline

A fantastic opportunity to handle real Jurassic fossils from Warwickshire's Jurassic seabed and see the fossils on display at the Market Hall Museum. 

As members of the Warwickshire Natural History and Archaeology Society the children have to learn about the Jurassic fossils in the Market Hall Museum. Sir Everard Home, of the Geological Society, is coming to inspect the new museum at the Market Hall, and they need to impress him with their knowledge. 

The workshop will explain how fossils are formed and about the rock cycle before Mary Anning guides your class through a Jurassic fossil handling session, learning the names of fossils and what sort of living creatures they used to be.  

There will be the opportunity to observe the fossils on display at the Market Hall Museum and gather information to present to Sir Everard Home at the end of the workshop.

Key skills covered

How does this support your teaching?

Science: Rocks

Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties

Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock.

History: Lives of significant individuals (KS1)

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 (KS2).

Booking information

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