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DINOSAUR EXPEDITIONS C.I.C.


EVERYTHING A TEACHER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT DINOSAUR EXPEDITIONS C.I.C.

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DINOSAUR EXPEDITIONS C.I.C., Brighstone


"Created by enthusiasts to promote responsible fossil discovery, conservation and interpretation."

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A field centre based on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight displaying fossils and locally inspired palaeoart. The centre organises fossil hunting trips in some of Europe's best dinosaur locations across the south of the Island.

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE

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REMEMBER: Our resources are included FREE of charge when booking your trip via Education Destination!

Educational Resources available at Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.

Our qualified and experienced teachers have worked closely with Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. to develop a range of high quality curriculum-relevant learning resources and activities to help you and your students get the most out of a visit. These cover many subjects and age groups, and are a mix of pre-visit, on-site and post-visit activities to support your preferred teaching style.

To find suitable resources, first select the appropriate Key Stage and then scroll down to your subject below.

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5 Lower Key Stage 2 resources offered at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

We have identified the following additional learning opportunities at Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. for Lower Key Stage 2 students, which we hope to produce in due course. If you could make use of this, please click to vote and we'll raise the priority!

SubjectUnitTopicSummary
ScienceChemistryHow fossils are formed when living things are trapped in rockVote
ScienceChemistryCompare and group different kinds of rock based on appearance and physical propertiesVote
HistoryBringing the Past to LifeHow archaeologists bring the past to lifeVote
EnglishGrammar & VocabularyPaleo terminologyVote
EnglishWriting (Composition)Creative WritingCaption writing - informative and humerousVote
Design & TechnologyTechnical KnowledgeInvestigate DesignInvestigate the design and production of the on-site modelsVote
5 Upper Key Stage 2 resources offered at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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We have identified the following additional learning opportunities at Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. for Upper Key Stage 2 students, which we hope to produce in due course. If you could make use of this, please click to vote and we'll raise the priority!

SubjectUnitTopicSummary
GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyCoastsTypes of waves and erosion at the coastVote
GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyPhysical GeographyWhat is Geology? Observations and descriptions - focus on sedimentary rocksVote
HistoryHistorical EnquiryFind out about the past using museum resourcesSummarise learning based on interpretation of the museum and case contentsVote
EnglishReadingUnderstanding TextsSkeleton texts - extinctionVote
EnglishWriting (Composition)Writing PoetryDinosaur inspired fun poetryVote
MathematicsStatistics / Handling DataDinosaur Data!Classification (eg food types); Venn diagramsVote
Art & DesignGraphic CommunicationDinosaur "Top Trumps"Vote
7 Key Stage 3 resources offered at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

We have identified the following additional learning opportunities at Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. for Key Stage 3 students, which we hope to produce in due course. If you could make use of this, please click to vote and we'll raise the priority!

SubjectUnitTopicSummary
GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyPhysical GeographyName and identify landforms of erosionVote
GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyLinks between geology, coastal erosion and fossil huntingVote
ScienceBiologyVariation between speciesVote
ScienceBiologyLearn how changes in the environment have lead to the evolution of different speciesVote
HistoryChronological UnderstandingPlacing events in chronological orderThe ancient periodsVote
EnglishWriting (Composition)General Writing for Purpose and AudienceLeaflet or presentation describing how fossils are madeVote
EnglishWriting (Composition)Storyboard a trailed for a dinosaur themed movieVote
EnglishWriting (Composition)Writing / Designing to Persuade (Advertising)Production of brochure or advertisement for Dinosaur ExpeditionsVote
EnglishSpoken LanguagePost-visit presentation to alternative class or key stage back at schoolVote
MathematicsWorking MathematicallySolving ProblemsDinosaur logic puzzlesVote
SORRY - no Key Stage 4 resources currently available at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues


FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

We have identified the following additional learning opportunities at Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. for Key Stage 4 students, which we hope to produce in due course. If you could make use of this, please click to vote and we'll raise the priority!

SubjectUnitTopicSummary
GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyCoastsHow do land processes shape our coastline?Vote
GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyCoastsProcesses of marine erosion and the resulting landformsVote
GeologyGeological TimescaleThe geological timescaleVote
GeologyLandscapeCharacteristics of chalk and clay landscapesVote
GeologyEarth StructurePlate TectonicsFossil morphological changesVote
GeologyEarth StructurePlate TectonicsEarth structure, plates and plate movement. Fossil and rock dating.Vote
ScienceBiologyEvolutionUnderstand how fossils provide evidence for evolutionVote
ScienceBiologyRelationships in an EcosystemUnderstand how organisms are interdependent and adapted to their environmentsVote
EnglishWriting (Composition)Writing to SummariseRecall and summarise the history of the dinosaursVote
SORRY - no Key Stage 5 resources currently available at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues


FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

We have identified the following additional learning opportunities at Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. for Key Stage 5 students, which we hope to produce in due course. If you could make use of this, please click to vote and we'll raise the priority!

SubjectUnitTopicSummary
GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyCoastsSoft-rock geology; cliff structure and profileVote
GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyCoastsCoastal management: cost-benefit analysis and assessing socio-economic and environmental need withinVote
GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyCoastsPast and future sea level changesVote
GeologyGeological TimescaleThe geological timescale and the IOW's position.Vote
GeologyLandscapeCharacteristics of chalk and clay landscapes - observationVote
GeologyEarth StructurePlate TectonicsObserving beds, folding, bedding planes.Vote
ArchaeologyExcavation: recording sites and landscapes; recovery; dating; interpretationVote
SORRY - no Post 16 / Adult resources currently available at this venue View appropriate resources across ALL venues

SITE ACCESSIBILITY


The following information is not intended to form a comprehensive access statement; it is provided to highlight particular areas of concern for disabled visitors. We do not warrant that this information is fit for purpose or accurate. Education Destination will happily assist with gathering information in respect of particular concerns, or help you arrange an inspection visit.

To help you determine whether Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. is suitable for your particular students, we've summarised any accessibility issues for you in the section below.

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Exhibition Centre

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The exhibition centre is fully accessible and assistance dogs are allowed.

Fossil Walk

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The fossil walks take place on a public beach nearby and last usually 2 hours. Terrain is uneven and the beach is sandy. Therefore this activity is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users, the infirm, or those who cannot support themselves for long periods of time. There are no toilet facilities on the beaches used.



SCHEDULING YOUR VISIT


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Opening Dates, Times and Restrictions

Many Island venues and attractions, especially those outdoors, have limitations on opening times during the year. Additionally, some have limits on the number of group tours on any given date for safety and capacity reasons.

This section helps you identify whether Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. has any such restrictions during your preferred visit dates.

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A typical group visit consists of a tour of the museum and a guided fossil hunting walk along one of the nearby beaches between Compton Bay and Atherfield Chine.

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


Helping you come prepared!

In this section we've highlighted any special clothing or equipment you'll need to bring in order to get the most out of a visit to Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.

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If participating in a fossil walk, you will be walking outdoors along unmade paths, up/down steep steps and along a sandy and rocky beach. Suitable attire will be needed depending on the weather conditions on the day.

If participating in a fossil walk, sturdy footwear will be required, ideally waterproof, for the beach section. A change of shoes and socks is a good idea, because no matter how many times students are told not to paddle or splash in the rock pools, almost invariably somebody comes back with wet feet!


SITE SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION


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All of the supporting documentation you'll need

One of the most common issues faced by teachers when planning trips is ensuring that all of the relevant paperwork is in place, and that the lead teacher and their assistants are fully briefed about each venue before they arrive.

Our experienced teachers have done most of this work for you. In this section you'll find a sample Risk Assessment covering all of the typical activities undertaken at Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. by groups of students, along with a detailed "On The Day" Procedure which sets out everything you need to know about the site before you get there.

If there are any other mandatory considerations, such as HSE advice sheets for animal attractions or outdoor activity centres, you'll also find these below.

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Venue overview for Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.
VENUE OVERVIEW - FOR TEACHERS

A brief overview of Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. prepared especially for teachers.

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Generic risk assessment for Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.
GENERIC RISK ASSESSMENT

For your convenience this generic risk assessment has been prepared to cover all of the typical activities undertaken at Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.. You may use it as the basis for your own documentation. We do not warrant that this is either complete or accurate, and would be happy to help arrange a site pre-visit if required.

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On the day procedure for Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.
ON-THE-DAY PROCEDURE

Our handy guide to distribute to your adult supervisors just before arrival. This essential document sets out in summary form everything you need to know about the venue, from a useful site navigation map to the locations of toilets and first aid boxes, lost child procedures, special clothing or equipment requirements etc.

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GROUP LEADER FEEDBACK


Verified feedback from previous group visits...

Karen Paddock, Housemistress | 13/06/2017 | 40 x KS3
Luke Martino, KS2 Teacher | 18/05/2017 | 25 x Upper KS2
Pauline Stirling, KS5 Head of PSHE & Citizenship | 02/03/2016 | 12 x KS5
Maria Herbert, KS1 Teacher | 19/10/2015 | 30 x KS1
Dave Cooper, Deputy Head | 12/10/2015 | 30 x Mixed Ages


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LOCATION

Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. is located at:

Dinosaur Farm
Military Road
Brighstone
PO30 4PG


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