Resource ID 102301

Upper KS2 Science

"Identifying reasons for differences in dinosaur characteristics"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Identifying reasons for differences in dinosaur characteristics"
This resource is part of a collection with the following variants:

102303 - Lower KS2 Low Ability

102301 - Upper KS2 Mixed Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]

102302 - Lower KS2 High Ability


Contextual Summary

This is a curriculum skills-based Science resource that enables students to practise their skills of identifying biological characteristics, understanding differences between types of dinosaur, and hypothesising as to the reasons for differing physical features and characteristics.

Key Skills Practised
  • Observation and identification of characteristics within a species
  • Hypothesising as to reasons for differing characteristics
  • Summarising skills
Learning Opportunities


This resource could be used as a pre-visit research task, but is designed to work in conjunction with the dinosaur features on display in 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 a dinosaur type of particular interest

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to observe and identify features of difference with regard to the physical/biological characteristics within a species.

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