Dinosaur Discovery is an interdisciplinary learning experience developed for first level and second level learners and is part of the Collections of the Past learning opportunities with the National Museum of Scotland.
The Dinosaur Discovery planning guidance provides practitioners with an overview of the learning experiences using the NAR flow chart process. Educators can adapt this guidance to meet the needs of the learners they teach.
Dinosaur Discovery creates a context in which learners can be supported to explore evidence from the past, be posed questions to gain greater insight into the life of dinosaurs and how their fossils, bones and other evidence can be used to tell us about the history of the earth. Learners will be encouraged to:
- Develop a curiosity and understanding of their environment and the past
- Undertake simple scientific investigations using practical techniques
- Explore a range of media to create images and objects
- Be creative
- Share and learn with peers through Glow
These challenges will be live in September 2013 with a live Glow TV event with the National Museum of Scotland on the 20th September at 1.30pm . Afterwards they will be made available as packs of learning, teaching and assessment resources in the Collections from the Past Channel on Glow.
This learning experience has been developed to work towards supporting the delivery of
The Curriculum for Excellence Implementation Plan 2012-13
The Sciences 3-18 Curriculum Impact Project Summary of Key Strengths and Aspects for Development
ICT in Education Objectives
Colours of Buildings Listen to what the Collection of the Past – Archeology- Colours of Buildings is all about
Colour has so many uses. Did you know that you can tell the age of a building by its colour? Or that colours can tell us how old something is?
We’ll be looking at how we can tell the age of pottery we find in the ground just by its colour, how the size and shades of different buildings tell us more about them, and how you can become an archaeological detective by looking out for colours in your local landscape.
- gather and understand historical evidence
- share your evidence to create a collection of colourful historical information about our villages, towns and cities across Scotland
- learners across Scotland
- a team of archaeologists from the John Gray Centre in East Lothian
- Archaeology Scotland
Email the LearnCat to sign up for Archaeology – Colours of buildings
- If you are a learner, you can sign up for yourself. Please include your Glow username
- If you are a teacher or other educator, you can sign up on behalf of a group of learners. Please include a list of Glow usernames
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.
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