Resource ID 102252

KS4 Science

"Species Extinction"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Species Extinction"
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102252 - KS4 Low Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]

102251 - KS4 High Ability


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.

Contextual Summary

This science resource enables students to engage with the factors that contribute to the extinction of a species.

Key Skills Practised
  • Observation and identification of extinction causal factors
  • Hypothesising as to reasons for extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period
  • Summarising skills
Learning Opportunities


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

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to develop an understanding of theories and hypotheses surrounding the extinction of species, including the dinosaur.

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