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Palaeontology Club

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St Aidan's Anglican Church - Byford

21 Clifton Street

Byford, WA 6122

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Palaeontology is the study of animal and plant life from more than 10,000 years ago. It’s a field that takes in other scientific disciplines such as geology, chemistry, biology, and even physics!

This term the children will learn about the history of palaeontology, the history of our Earth in geological time periods and the processes needed to form fossils. With engaging hands on experiments and activities, the children will understand the physical, biological and chemical processes needed to preserve life from the past.

We will further explore life from the dinosaur periods and early life from the oceans, exploring how we know what we know about ancient life. Using a VR headset, children have the opportunity to go on their own dinosaur expedition and describe what species they have spotted. Children can make their own fossils from moulds and describe the species and the time periods they come from. We will investigate types of fossils and what we can learn about extinct life on Earth. The children will have opportunity to examine a range of ancient (upto 500 million year old) fossils.


Our final sessions investigate at the process of extinction and what it means for life on Earth. We will further look at methods of locating and excavating fossils and investigate the time of the mammals, with particular focus on Western Australia.

The term ends with fun fossil digs to excavate prehistoric extinct animals, with the children working in teams to crack the puzzles of the pieces they find.

The sessions are taught by Sarah Curran Ragan, and award winning science writer and biologist with 30 years experience in science and teaching around the world.

Suitable for age 5-10

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21 Clifton Street

Byford, WA 6122

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