11.30am - 12.30pm, 22 April 2021, Primary Schools
Earth Day 2021: Cool Fossils & Hot (Climate) Facts!
Did you know that woolly mammoths used to live in Ireland during the last Ice Age? What experiments can you do at home to explore climate change? Discover this and more in a special Primary Schools event this Earth Day with the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History and the Rediscovery Centre.
Join Educators during this fun and interactive livestream and put your questions about Ice Age Ireland, fossils and climate change to the team live via comments on YouTube or Facebook.
Date: Thursday 22nd April 2021
Time: 11:30 pm – 12:30pm
Level: 3rd – 6th class Primary Schools
Format: Online via Museum YouTube & Facebook channels
Booking: To receive your direct link please register for this event via Eventbrite.
During the first half of this livestreamed event for schools, join Museum Educators to learn about some cool fossils from Ice Age Ireland, including woolly mammoth, spotted hyena, giant deer, brown bear and grey wolves. When and where did these animals live in Ireland and what happened to them? Short videos are combined with live-discussion and Q&A, including a close up virtual inspection of fossils and skulls from the handling collection!
Hot (Climate) Facts!
Then meet Sarah Clear from the Rediscovery Centre’s education team as she shows the connections between the past and the present! Watch a brand new video showcasing science experiments to explain how CO2 causes global warming, discover how the ice ages of the past and global warming now affects our oceans, and see the great experiments you can do at home or at school! Join Sarah in a live-discussion and Q&A to answer your puzzling questions and explore what we can do in our lives to help combat climate change.
Don’t forget to check out the free resources for this event.
Get you students familiar with the Museum before the event.
- Introduce your pupils to the Museum before the event with this short video of the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History (1 min 47 secs)
- Take your pupils on a self-guided tour of the Museum with the 3D Virtual Visit (Optional)
- Download these Museum in the Classroom activities for use after the event:
Ice Age Ireland – Cool Fossils!
- Ice Age Overview
- Woolly Mammoth Activity Sheet
- Spotted Hyena Activity Sheet
- Giant Deer Activity Sheet
- Brown Bear Activity Sheet
- Grey Wolf Activity Sheet
- Answer Sheet
Visit the Rediscovery Centre website to learn more about the National Centre for circular economy in Ireland and their free resources.
Download the Rediscovery Centre’s Experiments at Home/School lesson plan for use after the event.
Download the Rediscovery Centre’s 'What can we do to combat Climate Change?' tips for use after the event.
Earth Day 2021: Cool Fossils & Hot (Climate) Facts! is located at:
A special Primary Schools event this Earth Day with the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History and the Rediscovery Centre.
+353 1 677 7444