All about dinosaurs, fossils and prehistoric animals by Everything Dinosaur team members.
28 09, 2018

Everything Dinosaur on Instagram

By | September 28th, 2018|Adobe CS5, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur on Instagram

Everything Dinosaur has created an Instagram account so that team members can post up photographs and images related to the company and share some of the amazing pictures and illustrations sent into our offices by our customers.  Instagram is a social media platform created to help share photos and videos and Instagram is now owned by Facebook.

Everything Dinosaur is Now on Instagram

Everything Dinosaur on Instagram.

Everything Dinosaur has opened an Instagram account.

Picture Credit: Instagram/Everything Dinosaur

@everythingdinosaur1

Everything Dinosaur’s Instagram username for our site is entitled @everythingdinosaur1 and we will be posting up various images and videos and looking up all our thousands of Facebook chums.  In addition, team members are looking forward to liking and commenting on all the amazing dinosaur and prehistoric animal images that have already been posted up onto the platform.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We had been planning to get ourselves on the Instagram platform for quite a while, however, our work commitments, teaching and other projects kept getting in the way.  Just before we run into our Christmas sales period and the teaching programme becomes very congested, we thought that this month was a good time to launch our presence on this social media networking site.”

Blogs, Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram

The UK-based dinosaur and prehistoric animal company has already built up a substantial presence on social media, with Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook accounts.  Everything Dinosaur’s Facebook page has built up over 5,000 “likes” and thousands of followers since it was initiated.  The company’s blog site remains one of the most comprehensive web logs dedicated to palaeontology, fossils, dinosaurs as well as prehistoric animals and figures.  The blog was set up over eleven years ago and now boasts in excess of 4,000 separate articles (a total of 4,231 articles including this one).

Team Members at Everything Dinosaur Are Looking Forward to Posting on Instagram (@everythingdinosaur1)

Looking forward to posting up some T-rific dinosaur images on Instagram.

Everything Dinosaur on Instagram @everythingdinosaur1.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Shortly, Everything Dinosaur staff will be inviting friends and Facebook followers to link with the company’s Instagram page.  It will be exciting to post up information about all our adventures on this interactive, social networking and sharing platform.

28 09, 2018

Working Scientifically – A Short Explanation

By | September 28th, 2018|General Teaching|Comments Off on Working Scientifically – A Short Explanation

Explaining the Idea of Working Scientifically

The national school curriculum for England was revised five years ago.  This set out the programme of study and expectations for attainment in all subject areas for local-authority-maintained schools.  There remained an emphasis on teaching science subjects, but the revised curriculum placed a much greater focus on the concept of “working scientifically”, but what does this all-embracing term actually mean?

Working Scientifically – Practical Tests are Key in Helping Young Learners to Explore Science Subjects

Scientific working.

Exploring concepts in a practical way is a key component of working scientifically.

With Key Stage 1 and 2, the new curriculum places a greater emphasis on working scientifically.  Essentially, this involves the children using scientific methods to answer questions about the world around them.  The emphasis is on a range of enquiries from using observation over time, identifying patterns and classifying and grouping using common traits and characteristics.

There is still a focus on making comparative and fair tests but the concept of scientific working underpins all the science subject elements.  There is a need to learn about a variety of animals and plants which links to a stronger focus on biology and the natural world.  Learning about dinosaurs and life in the past helps to link these areas and dove-tails nicely into a Year 3 topic area which is fossils, rocks and soils.  Children in Year 6 are expected to grasp the fundamentals of evolution and inheritance, which links strongly into the genetics focus which is prominent in the Year 7 syllabus.

Eureka!  Learning About Displacement Using Dinosaurs

Dinosaur models help to explain displacement.

Primary school children learn about displacement using dinosaur models.

Pupils should be encouraged to seek answers to questions through the collection and analysis of data.  How to present findings is also an important topic area.  Working scientifically will be further developed as the young learners progress through Key Stages 3 and 4.  One of the key requirements of the scheme of work in primary schools is to help pupils to build up an understanding of science so that they can engage meaningfully in more sophisticated and complex areas such as experiment design and control as they progress through their school career.

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