Dinosaurs

I found an unpublished post from a few months go I thought I’d share.

We have been looking at dinosaurs the past couple of weeks, sort of loosely following the prospective here. I thought I’d share some of our work.

A. making dinosaur skin using a variety of dried pulses.

Layer jelly, showing how material gets stratified in rock.

Dinosaurs are one of those topics that has plenty of activities around. You could spend months on it!

Back Again, With Some History Activities

We have been busy lately greeting newest arrival, so I haven’t posted much, but we have also been having a lot of fun.

We were looking at early writing systems. We compared papyrus scrolls with cuniform, creating one of each.

Making a papyrus scroll

One of the cuniform tablets LE. made
Then we experimented with what happened when we left them outside, heated them in the oven or put them in water, to show why not many surived to the present day. This idea came from the activity books that go with the Story of the World: Ancient Times. These books do have a lot of ‘schooly’ aspects, such as comprehension questions, but the hands on learning activities are great. To be honest, you could probably find a lot similar ideas elsewhere, but having them in one place and linked to the story books, they do make it easy to locate ideas, and quicker for me.

And right now, that’s a huge bonus!