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The Rock Stars of History

A Journey through Time with Fossils, Dinosaurs, Plants, and Discoverers

Lesson Info

Wed 13 September, 2023 • 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Meet the experts at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History as they show you their fossils big and small! Learn about the formation of fossils and hear about the early discoverers who pioneered the way we use fossils to understand the natural world and its history. You will even learn how to draw a fossil during the lesson!

Curriculum Focus

Plants, Animals, Living Things, Habitats

Learning Objectives

  • Find out about important scientists from history
  • Know how fossils are formed
  • Name animals and plants from the past
  • Explore how these animals were suited to their habitats
  • Learn how to draw a fossil

Lesson Outline

We will be joined by STEM experts who will tell us more about the work they do for the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
During our time at the Museum of Natural History, teaching will be put into a real-life context through exciting demos, recordings and animated infographics.
The lesson will follow presenter Sally-Ann as she meets different experts working at the museum, and explore the different ways in which everybody is working together to showcase the history of life on our planet.


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