All about dinosaurs, fossils and prehistoric animals by Everything Dinosaur team members.
2 11, 2017

Favourite Prehistoric Plants

By | November 2nd, 2017|Main Page, Photos/Pictures of Fossils|0 Comments

Frankfurt Natural History Museum Display Carboniferous Treasures

If the fossils are too large to display inside your museum, put them on display outside the museum.  That seems to be the philosophy adopted by the dedicated team behind the Frankfurt Natural History Museum (Senckenberg Naturmuseum, Frankfurt), in Germany.  Amongst the many outdoor exhibits, our team members spotted a magnificent reminder of the giant plant life of the Carboniferous.

Prehistoric Plants on Display Outside the Museum (Frankfurt)

Giant prehistoric plant fossils.

Prehistoric plant fossils outside the Frankfurt Natural History Museum.

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Other Carboniferous giants on show include a life-size Sigillaria which, along with the other exhibits forms the “Senckenberganlage”.  A series of open-air displays that encourages visitors to explore the diverse history of life on our planet.

A Giant Replica of a Carboniferous Lycopsid (Sigillaria)

Sigillaria model tree.

Sigillaria model (lycopsid) in Frankfurt.

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These huge horsetails and giant lycopsids are a welcome site for a visiting Earth science fan and amateur fossil collector.

2 11, 2017

Spotting an Old Favourite

By | November 2nd, 2017|Early Years Foundation Reception, General Teaching, Key Stage 1/2|Comments Off on Spotting an Old Favourite

Important Reading for Budding Dinosaur Experts

One of our sharp-eyed team members spotted this book whilst at a school delivering a dinosaur and fossil themed workshop with two classes of Year 1 children.  The teaching team had put together a collection of books in the school “dinosaur museum” area in a bid to enthuse and encourage young readers.

Dinosaurs Inspire Some Unusual Book Titles

Dinosaur Book for Year 1 classes.

“Dinosaurs Like Underpants” book.

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Whilst we would not like to comment too much about the scientific accuracy of this particular book, the teaching team with the help of the learning support assistant (LSA), had carefully compiled a range of fiction and non-fiction reading materials and allocated a quite area of the creative room at the school as a special reading area.  The large, inviting, colourful mat and plenty of comfortable chairs were bound to attract keen readers.  When we discussed this book with the teaching team, it turns out that this title is an old favourite.  It is nearly as popular with the teachers as it is with the children.

We are confident that this unusual fictional storybook about dinosaurs will inspire plenty of young readers.

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