Inspiring A-level geology students with museum collections

Creative partnerships for public outputs

Last year we set up a new geology workshop in partnership with Greenhead College, Huddersfield.

Palaeo-tastic!

Palaeo-tastic!

Most student’s experience of palaeontology in school or college is through using casts, or finding fragments on fieldwork. Museums can offer a rich and memorable experience, using high quality fossils not available in the classroom or field. I led the session so that the students had the opportunity to engage with an expert.

Students were set the task of drawing fossils in the same way they are asked to in the exam. They were then asked to interpret the environment and age of a mystery set of fossils.

Evaluation comments included ‘Palaeo-tastic’ and ‘I feel much more confident now’. More sessions will be developed later this year. To book a session see the learning page.

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  1. […] of Palaeontology, David Gelsthorpe.  David is one of The Museum’s keen bloggers and has previously posted on his experience of working with the learning […]

  2. […] of Palaeontology, David Gelsthorpe. David is one of the Museum’s keen bloggers and has previously posted on his experience of working with the Learning […]

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