BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 13140

Planet Dinosaur: creative writing - palaeontology and Predator X (no audio)

Planet Dinosaur: creative writing - archaeology and Predator X (no audio)
Key Info
  • Planet Dinosaur: creative writing � palaeontology and Predator X (no audio)
  • Duration: 00:17
  • A short animation featuring two shocked palaeontologists on discovering the fossilised remains of Predator X. The palaeontologists are shown measuring the jaw bone before it is stood on its end to reveal its true size. There is no audio with this clip. Created especially for Class Clips from the CBBC series Planet Dinosaur Files, first broadcast in December 2011.
  • Subject:



    Inspiration for writing

  • Keywords: palaeontology, discovery, jaw bone, Predator X, prehistoric, carnivore, planetdinosaur, Planet Dinosaur
Ideas for use in class
  • Can have a range of uses for sparking creative writing: children could write presentational links like the ones that are used to introduce the content of a television show before the opening titles roll. Scenes could be paused and children can collate lists of powerful vocabulary to describe the scene. The paused screen/event can be described in a short paragraph to develop setting, sentence structure and vocabulary. Children can place themselves in the scene and write in the first person from the perspective of the subject describing its emotions and its awareness of surroundings.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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