MYP 2 – Science trip to Naturalis

Contribution by Claire Gormley
Just before the October holiday, MYP2’s took a study trip to Naturalis Biodiversity Center. During their visit, they participated in a workshop on the different adaptations species have to help find a mate. Students loved the Western Grebe’s courtship dance and the colorful peacock feathers. After the workshop, they explored the museum in groups to learn more about animal adaptations and evolution, which we have been discussing in class. Students posted selfies of the exhibitions with facts they found most interesting in a private MYP2 padlet for their classmates to see and learn. For example, scientists think Trix the T-rex had an infection in her nose because of the three abnormal holes that we can see in her skull!