Curriculum topics available: Animals including humans, Living things and habitats, Evolution and inheritance, Ecology and environment, Dinosaurs, Evolution inheritance and variation (KS3/4).
We showcase the reality of Dinosaurs and authenticity of Biological Evolution, using engaging presenters and modern 360° projection technology. Students and teachers will be left with vivid and lasting memories to motivate classroom learning.
'Dinosaurs at Dusk' - With numerous examples of dinosaurs gradually turning into birds, the science content in the film includes continental drift, extinctions, and the convergent development of flight among different species. This leads to the presenter-led component, with the audience experiencing a 360° 'time funnel' leading from the Cambrian to the present day - vividly depicting continental drift, and the evolution & extinction of countless species of plants and animals along the way.
'Natural Selection' - Not only do students get to sail on the HMS Beagle to the Galapagos Islands; visit Charles Darwin in his study; walk amongst giant tortoises and iguana lizards; but also get to dive into a breathtaking coral reef. Darwin himself elucidates the concept of natural selection, reinforcing it by showcasing a multitude of exquisite instances found in nature.
The film is followed by a presenter-led, interactive component, where pupils learn about genetic throwbacks and the evidence of evolution all around us. They see lizards in the process of turning into snakes; how the dog is losing its 'thumb'; and how humans are growing taller. They discover that all animals (including humans) have the exact same complement of bones in their bodies - yet modified and adapted (sometimes greatly) to suit their way of life.
Includes a comprehensive Education Guide for teachers