This is a cross curricular science unit which focuses on why the Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site and what types of rocks and fossils can be found along it. Suitable for teaching at KS2 and KS3, and delivers learning objectives for Science, Geography and Citizenship.
World Heritage Sites are places that are internationally important for their cultural and natural heritage. Through the UNESCO World Heritage programme, these special places are identified and protected for all of humanity, for now and for the future. The following resources can be adapted for a wide range of key stages in geography and citizenship lessons.
The Jurassic Coast is an ideal topic to use for the Geography Key Stage 2 curriculum unit 'Investigating Coasts' . Download a free scheme of work which will give you some creative ideas on how to deliver this unit of work in the classroom.
Why would you think twice about retiring to Lyme Regis in 50 years time? In this case study, pupils are presented with a mystery that they must solve in order to answer this question. Suitable for Geography at KS 3-4. Written in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society .
On the 18th January 2007, a 62,000 tonne cargo ship 'The MSC Napoli', was beached near Branscombe, on the Jurassic Coast. This case study focuses on the effect of the environmental disaster. Suitable for Geography and/or Citizenship at KS2 and KS3.
A new book that takes a quirky look at the Jurassic Coast has been published in time for Christmas – and it’s already proving to be a big hit. The Jurassic Coast – A Mighty Tale is published by The Jurassic Coast Trust and is written and illustrated by local artist Tim Britton.
Are you a Primary Teacher and need more help to effectively teach Rocks, Fossils and Evolution in your science curriculum? Then come and join us for a FREE training day led by Primary education consultant David Weatherly. Our special Big Jurassic Classroom Superteachers will also be on hand to take you through their own resources they have developed for the new Primary Science curriculum.
This two hour session starts up at the Centre with a 20 minute talk from the Centre Warden about the fossils of Charmouth and how to find fossils on the beach. The group then heads out onto the beach with the wardens and spend the rest of the session looking for fossils.