On Thursday 13tDecember, Class 6 visited the Oxford Natural History Museum for a school trip!
We took our coats off along with our bags; we put them in some containers. After that we went to sat down in a circle in front of a man with a colossal skeleton of an Ichthyosaurus (a big dinosaur’s skeleton) behind him.
The man talked to us a bit about the evolution of living creatures from many years back! He then spoke to us about the evolution of adapting into an environment and a bit about Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace. We then got to feel different types of fur and skin from a variety of animals and learnt that a polar bear’s fur is actually quite stiff. The man taught us that feathers and porcupine spikes are both made out of the same material: keratin. After we were finished learning about animals we were given a task to go around the museum and find different items around the entirety of it. We got to feel many different types of bear’s fur and the fur of an otter. After we finished our task we got to roam around and look at many old artefacts from the time of the dinosaurs. When we had finished we walked to the other magnificent museum - Pitt Rivers.
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