Evolution: 600 Million Years in 60 seconds

Years 9-10, Program led by museum staff

Secondary school girls using cameras and movie making kits as part of Science & Life education program

During this museum staff led session, your students will explore the 600 Million Years: Victoria evolves exhibition and develop their understanding of evolution and the fossil record by creating a 60 second movie clip. Students work in teams, using real museum objects and iPods to create a clip that communicates ‘how do we know’ about evolution and the past. For example, one group might make a clip about ‘how do we know that early life evolved in the water?’ Another group might research ‘how do we know that whales evolved from land animals?’

This fast paced, highly engaging program enables students to research using real fossils, create their own movie and share it with the class.

AusVELS Science Level 10 links

Science understanding:
The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence.

Science inquiry skills:
Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations.

Available Terms 1 - 2, Thursday & Fridays
Session times: 10am, 11.30am & 1pm
Session duration: 60 minutes (includes exhibition)

Maximum 30, minimum 15 students per session
Cost: $4.40 per student plus education service fee

Photograph of a yellow plastic Tyranasaurus Rex