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Lesson in a Box - Dinosaurs and Evolution

Archaeology with Year 3 and 4 pupils
Studying and describing fossils


The Dinosaurs and Evolution Lesson in a Box has been created for a class of up to 30 pupils and is suitable for Years 3 and 4. It is facilitated by the University of Warwick Life Sciences Outreach and Warwick BioSoc.

The one-hour interactive workshop is held on school premises and comprises a range of engaging activities, such as excavating chocolate chips from cookies, participating in archaeological digging, and examining dinosaur heads to understand the significance of different teeth and eye positions. Pupils may also study fossils and identify them using descriptive cards, and compare chicken bones with a skeleton named Stuart to determine their origin in within the body.

These sessions provide an enjoyable way for primary school children to learn and apply their knowledge on Dinosaurs by participating in hands-on activities. All materials are provided by BioSoc and the workshop is led by our talented Student Ambassadors.

Arranging a session

If you are interested in arranging a session, or if you would like additional information, please contact with the following details:

  • Name of school
  • Address (including school postcode)
  • Telephone number
  • Name of teacher
  • Email address for correspondence
  • Preferred date(s) and time
  • Year group
  • Number of pupils
  • Allergies (due to the use of food items)

Please note that there must be a member of school staff present throughout the workshop for supervision and behaviour management of the pupils.


We allocate our provision for schools according to our Widening Participation indicators, with priority given to Coventry and Warwickshire schools which meet the following benchmarks:

  • Over 30% of students claiming Free School Meals
  • Over 20% of POLAR 4 Quintile 1 Students
  • Over 40% of IMD Quintile 1-2 students (Index of Multiple Deprivation)
  • Less than 70% of students reaching expected standards in reading, writing and maths at the end of key stage 2.

Further information

We have a range of digital resources, which teachers or parents can use in school or at home.

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Exploring a skeleton