Workshop overview

Year level 7-9
Capacity 16-32 students. If you want to bring more students, email
When School days: Monday-Friday
Duration Half day
Where QUT Gardens Point, Science and Engineering Centre
Cost Free

Workshop details

Students interact with hyper-realistic life-size dinosaurs in our Dino Zoo to learn about classification of dinosaurs.

Students will learn what defines a dinosaur and use the Tree of Life interactive on The Cube to see where dinosaurs fit in. They work in small groups to identify and classify different dinosaurs using binomial nomenclature and classification hierarchy. They compare the skeletal structures of birds and dinosaurs and evaluate evidence to answer the question: 'Are birds really living dinosaurs?'

Topics covered in this workshop:

  • science
  • biology
  • evolution
  • paleontology
  • classification systems.

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You can also add a 30-minute interactive experience at The Cube to your visit.

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Curriculum links

Year 7

  • Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms (ACSSU111)

Year 8

  • Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs carrying out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce (ACSSU150)
  • Scientific knowledge has changed peoples’ understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available (ACSHE134)
  • Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of science and the contributions of people from a range of cultures (ACSHE226)
  • Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge (ACSIS139)

Year 9

  • Scientific understanding, including models and theories, is contestable and is refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community (ACSHE157)
  • Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE158)
  • Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS164)