Ngā Mokonui a Papa - Dinosaur Discovery
Fossil Finds
Years 1 to 8Years 9 to 13Years 1 to 13Early childhood education
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Terms 1 - 4
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Auckland Museum | At your centre
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30-40 minutes

This programme is for the following year groups: ECE

Children and whānau can discover more about dinosaurs through storytelling and hands-on exploration of replica bones.

This programme takes place in the Weird & Wonderful gallery and provides children the opportunity to explore their own interests.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:

• Explore, ask questions, and create their own working theories in relation to dinosaurs.
• Understand that palaeontologists learn about dinosaurs by studying fossils.
• Handle and make comparisons between a range of dinosaur fossil bone replica, large and small.
• Recognise the difference between the teeth of dinosaurs that ate plants and those that ate meat.
• Understand the principle of ‘mauri’ and explore the concept and practices of ‘kaitiakitanga’.
• Learn the whakapapa of various fossils found across Tāmaki Makaurau and Aotearoa to make connections to their own past.

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Image details: Cryolophosaurus ellioti, LH2099  © Auckland Museum CC BY

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