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What would it be like to have a dinosaur as a pet? – Virtual Excursion to Bathurst Museum (Stage 2, Stage 3)

On Demand

Take a look inside the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, located in Bathurst NSW.


With a T.rex looming overhead join Museum curators Penny and Alison for this syllabus linked session that will explore the living world and encourage students to look at how the science of palaeontology can be applied to a real life dilemma: If you had a pet dinosaur, what would you need to know and how would you look after it?

In this session students will:
• Find out how fossils are formed and learn about how palaeontologists know dinosaurs ever existed
• See clues that help us understand what dinosaurs needed to survive in their environment
• Compare dinosaurs to animals that are alive now
• Come up with a strategy to keep YOUR dinosaur as a pet
• Discover how big the T. rex dinosaur brain was and how smart a big dinosaur like that was

NSW Science Syllabus Content
compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things
examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: DART Learning, Museums Bathurst

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 04-Dec-2028 05:00PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


1 Hour 3 Minutes





Syllabus Outcomes


Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Earth and Space

Other KLAs

Science and Tech


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Technology and Materials Requirements

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More Information About This Event

Museums Bathurst is a group of museums managed by the Bathurst Regional Council Museums Unit which includes: Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum; Bathurst Rail Museum; Chifley Home and Education Centre; National Motor Racing Museum and the Central Tablelands Collection Facility to safeguard the future of our local collections.


If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum Team

Phone: (02) 6338 2860

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://museumsbathurst.com.au/australian-fossil-and-mineral-museum/

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