Fascinating Fossils
Delivered by an experienced geologist, the workshop will include practical discussions on what fossils are and how they form and much more!
Curriculum Topics: Evolution & Inheritance, Living Things & Their Habitats, Properties & Changes Of Materials and Working Scientifically. 
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Years 4-6
How the day works?
A full day exploring how fossils are formed and the information we can gain from them. 

The workshop will cover:
  • The different types of fossils and how they are formed; 
  • The information we can gather from fossils; 
  • Practical activities and group work looking at evolution, the work of palaeontologists and changes through geological time; 
  • The use of virtual reality headsets to explore fossils. 
The goals for the fossils workshop are to: 
  • Encourage students to develop key knowledge about fossils;
  • Allow students to explore the work of palaeontologists; 
  • Allow students to work together to solve problems. 
How much does it cost?
A full day at school which provides 2 sessions (am/pm) for up to 30 students each time. We also offer a discount for back-to-back bookings to cover larger or different year groups for example in MATS and school clusters.

State & SEN discounted* to £500/day
Independent Schools - £600/day                                                 

* As part of SATRO's charitable purpose
What are the benefits of this activity? 
How students benefit: 
  • Good enquiry science session from a professional geologist 
  • Identification of specimens brought to class by the presenter 
  • Bringing geology to life with practical examples of fossils 
  • Learn about a career in geology.
How teachers benefit:
  • Accurate information from an accredited Earth Science Specialist 
  • Genuine samples brought to the classroom and exercises to extend understanding from them 
  • The workshop supports the delivery of a practical understanding of these elements of study in the curriculum. 
How schools benefit: 
  • Assists in meeting Gatsby career engagement benchmarks starting from a primary setting 
  • Offers an exciting, flexible workshop to support pupils' learning 
  • Helps enhance the school's reputation for creative learning.