National Science and Engineering Week 2010

For team members at Everything Dinosaur, this week (week commencing 15th March) is the start of our involvement in National Science and Engineering Week.  Officially, this national programme of science and other related events started on the 12th, but for us, our activities in schools really get going from today onwards.

Organised by the British Science Association, this annual programme of events, exhibitions, seminars and presentations encourages UK residents to learn something about science, maths and engineering.  There are a number of activities planned over the next few days, all aimed at helping people discover something that they did not know.

This year’s theme is “planet Earth” in support of the International Year of Biodiversity, celebrating the diversity of fauna and flora.  Everything Dinosaur staff are taking part in a number of dinosaur themed activities – carrying out experiments with artificial dinosaur stomachs, casting teeth of herbivores and carnivores, plus taking a number of classes back to the early Jurassic to investigate some new fossilised dinosaur footprints.

Most of the lesson plans and schemes of work for our science week contribution are already finished, although we have a couple more to do today for the latter part of the programme, as the science week events are due to run until 22nd March.

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