'Spineless Days' for KS1 and 2 Science students

Date Posted: 02/07/2015

To complement the new Spineless exhibition at The Great North Museum: Hancock, the museum has introduced ‘Spineless Days’ for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils.  

The Great North Museum: Hancock will offer ‘Spineless Days’ for Key Stage 1 and 2 Science students to enhance their understanding of creatures without backbones.

A ‘Spineless Day’ consists of a visit to the exhibition in the morning where students will see live invertebrates including the world’s heaviest stick insect and largest spider species. 

Several important specimen loans from the Natural History Museum in London will also be on show including the world’s only venomous crustacean, a Remipede. Afterwards they will attend a workshop on invertebrate habitats and adaptations.

In the afternoon pupils will visit the Gosforth Park Nature Reserve where they will participate in a number of practical activities including mini-beast hunts or pond dipping depending on the student’s age-group.

'Spineless Days' are suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2 but the museum also offers bespoke activities for Key Stage 3 and above.

For more information, visit www.greatnorthmuseum.org.uk.

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