Students will explore the information about the dinosaurs available in the museum before hypothesising as to the reasons for their extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period.
This science resource enables students to engage with the factors that contribute to the extinction of a species.
This resource could be used as a pre-visit research task, but is designed to work in conjunction with the information discoverable at the museum.
Completion of the resource/s linked to this document
This resource could be used as a follow-up task to compound learning or evidence their level of understanding after the visit. Other follow-up tasks could include: whole class discussion about the responses to the questions; groups presenting back their collated responses to the class; projects on the extinction of a particular species
Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to develop an understanding of theories and hypotheses surrounding the extinction of species, including the dinosaur.