Year 9 visited the Natural History Museum in London at the end of January. They made the most of their visit looking at earthquakes and volcanoes, the Earth’s restless surface, human evolution, human biology and mammals. Although Dippy the Diplodocus was being prepared for his countrywide tour, the blue whale that is going to take his place in Hintze Hall was greatly admired.
The interactive elements of the museum were certainly well used by the students: the earthquake simulator of the Kobe tectonic event was dramatic but underrepresented the actual shaking of the real event. The human evolution section was jaw dropping with a 3.5 million old tooth and a series of skulls used to show how humans have evolved.
Thanks go to the Geography Faculty for organising the visit.