Your child has been using our Palaeontology loans box in school. NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities. While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.
This box contains a variety of puppets, models, books and games to improve dinosaur knowledge, as well as a selection of replica fossils and bones to develop skills as a palaeontologist.
Try this at home
Visit our STEM at home Make a Fossil page to create your own fossil using some sand and plaster of Paris or flour and water solution.
Careers link – what is a palaeontologist?
Palaeontology is the study of ancient life using fossil evidence. This can be remains of prehistoric plants, mammals, fish, insects, fungi and microbes as well as dinosaurs. Things like footprints, burrows, eggs and even poo can be fossilised too.
Fossil evidence shows us how these organisms changed over time and what our planet was like long ago.
Careers linked to the Palaeontology box
Your child may have looked at these careers at school.
Each career has 3 personal qualities to focus on. We call these attributes. We want to show children that they already have the skills that they need to have a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM).