Target age group
: pre-school classes and primary school (years I and II)
Objectives: introduce the participants to the concept of the relationship between form and function. Enable them to distinguish whether the dinosaurs were herbivores or carnivores according to their peculiar physical characteristics. Promote observational, analytical and creative skills.
Contents: during a guided tour of the exhibition, the pupils will be shown the principle physical features of the herbivores and carnivores. In the workshop these characteristics will be singled out using images of teeth, feet, tails etc. and comparisons will be made with contemporary examples of herbivores and carnivores. Subsequently, the participants will have to assign them to one of the two major categories studied. Finally, a collage will be made using different body parts in order to create a new species of dinosaur.
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: € 7,00 (inclusive of entry to the exhibition)
Period: From October 2015 to June 2016