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Education Programme for "T-Rex Revealed ─ The Augmented + Virtual Reality Experience"

Film Title Date Time
Planet Dinosaur – New Giants 08-02-2017 (Wednesday)
22-02-2017 (Wednesday)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Planet Dinosaur – Killer Elite 08-02-2017 (Wednesday)
22-02-2017 (Wednesday)
3:15pm - 4:15pm

Curriculum Links: S1-S3 Science

 

Planet Dinosaur – New Giants
This episode focuses on the new giants, the heavyweights of the dinosaur world. It is only in recent years that experts have unearthed the biggest dinosaurs that ever lived.

One monster, the immense Argentinosaurus, eclipsed all others, being more than seven times as heavy as the Diplodocus. A single backbone was bigger than a human.

For years, these giants were considered immune to attack from any predator - until the discovery of the Mapusaurus, a new giant killer whose fate appeared to be inextricably linked to the Argentinosaurus.

Planet Dinosaur – Killer Elite
The episode looks at the last generation of killer dinosaurs - carnivores that took killing to a new level. By the end of the Cretaceous period - 75 million years ago - these gigantic and specialised hunter-killers had spread throughout the globe. In the southern continents, it was the powerful and muscular abelisaurids that reigned supreme, but it was the famous tyrannosaurids (or tyrant dinosaurs) that dominated in the north.

 

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English narration with Chinese subtitles
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, except public holidays)
Free admission on a first come, first served basis


 

Education Programme for "Biodiversity Gallery"

Film Title Date Time
Spinners and Weavers 25-01-2017 (Wednesday)
19-03-2017 (Sunday)
29-03-2017 (Wednesday)
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virgin Births 25-01-2017 (Wednesday)
19-03-2017 (Sunday)
29-03-2017 (Wednesday)
2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Problem Solvers 25-01-2017 (Wednesday)
19-03-2017 (Sunday)
29-03-2017 (Wednesday)
3:15pm - 4:15pm

Curriculum Links: S1-S3 Science "Looking at Living Things", S4-S6 Biology Compulsory Part "Organisms and Environment" and Elective Part "Applied Ecology"

 

Spinners and Weavers
Spiders spin intricate webs using silk, an incredibly strong material and some birds can weave complicated nests from strips of leaves. What are the processes behind the building of these complex structures and could we adapt spider silk to benefit us?

Virgin Births
Recently it was discovered that female Komodo dragons can reproduce without ever having contact with a male. Whilst in our own back gardens female aphids can clone themselves to produce thousands upon thousands of copies. How and why do these two very different creatures reproduce by virgin birth?

The Problem Solvers
Chris Packham explores the remarkable problem-solving abilities of crows, and he uncovers the extraordinary range of animal intelligence: bees which navigate, cockatoos which pick locks and a brilliantly ingenious octopus.

 

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English narration with Chinese subtitles
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, except public holidays)
Free admission on a first come, first served basis

 

 

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