Jurassic fossil handling workshop

Workshop title

Jurassic fossil handling workshop

Key stage 2
Delivered at

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Duration 2 hours
Main focus

Science, English

Workshop information

Extend your learning into the classroom and add our Fossils loans box to your booking or try your hand at finding your own fossils and book our seasonal Fossil Hunting at Cross Hands Quarry workshop.

Workshop outline

A fantastic opportunity to handle real Jurassic fossils from Warwickshire’s Jurassic seabed and see the fossils on display at Market Hall Museum, look out for the Warwickshire dinosaur.

The workshop introduction will explain how fossils are formed and about the rock cycle. Half the workshop will be spent handling the Jurassic fossils, learning their names and what sort of living creatures they used to be.

For the rest of the workshop pupils will take part in short activities designed to explore the theme of evolution through habitat and learn more about the Warwickshire dinosaur, cruxicheiros newmanorum.

Key skills covered
  • Fossil identification
  • Recognising fossils are made from living organisms
  • Naming different types of rock
  • Investigative and observation skills
  • Questioning
  • Understanding the effect of habitat on evolution
Booking information

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