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Outdoor Learning

Please check out our new and improved Dynamic Earth Online for a wealth of activities and experiments to keep you busy at home, in the classroom, or in your school grounds!  Including our specially created outdoor learning activities and Outdoor Learning PathwayOur Learning Pathways link together hands-on activities, videos and reading material into a narrative driven learning experience, focussing on one area of science. They are flexible by design, can be adapted to any classroom environment and incorporate many exciting activities!

As standard, our outdoor workshops vary in length between 1-2 hours for an enriching and impactful experience, unless timings are stated otherwise below. Please be aware that the weather may dictate a shorter activity on the day. See below for a full overview to each session including what to expect. We require all participants to arrive with appropriate footwear and clothing. Click here for our suggested kit list. 

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FIRE AND ICE P5-7 

2 hours - £5 per pupil

Discover the amazing and violent geological history of Scotland as told in the rocks of Arthur's Seat. Use your detective skills to investigate evidence for ancient tropical seas, track down an ice rock and discover a 350 million year old lava flow.

COME RAIN OR SHINE P4-7 

1 hour - Cost £4 per pupil

Become a weather detective, spot clouds and look for clues in nature. Complete a weather map and forecast to see how much our weather really changes.

PLASTIC SMART OUTDOORS P4-6 

1 hour - Cost £4 per pupil

Through practical conservation, learners understand the impact of plastic waste on our local environment and explore how we can be creative with reducing, reusing and recycling.  We can all become more 'plastic smart'! 

NEW - AIR QUALITY INVESTIGATORS P4-6

1 hour - Cost £4 per pupil 

Explore the marvellous world of lichens and find out what these fascinating ‘composite organisms’ are and what their presence in an environment can tell us about the quality of the air around us.

FIRE AND ICE S1-6 

2 hours - £5 per pupil

In a landscape shaped by the destructive and violent forces of fire and ice we discover the evidence as told in the rocks of Arthur's Seat.  These rocks indicate the changing environments over time, from tropical seas and lagoons to ice that moves boulders and shapes rocks.  They all provide proof of the powerful heat engine driving plate tectonics.

AN INTRODUCTION TO FIELD SKILLS S4-6 

4 hours - £8 per pupil

Partly indoors and mostly outdoors, we introduce field skills such as slope analysis, water ingress and vegetation sampling on the small but very accessible Haggis Knowe. With the introduction of a few quirky apps and bits of kit, as well as having pupils develop their own risk assessments this workshop is ideal for those in later secondary school.

 

To find out more and to book your visit with us, please click here to send us an enquiry or give us a call on 0131 523 1273 where our friendly team will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have about a visit to Dynamic Earth.

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