Frogs that carry their young on their backs, dancing spiders, reproductive organs in all shapes and sizes… When it comes to animal love, variety is the name of the game. Using humor, common sense and the wealth of our collection, you'll discover patterns in animal procreation. You'll investigate differences between partners, seduction, fertilization and offspring.
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- Exhibition program
- Pre-vocational secondary education Years 3 and 4, senior general secondary education/pre-university education Years 2 and 3
- Length: 90 minutes
- Number of pupils: no more than 108
- Areas: the "Life", "Dinosaur age" and "Seduction" galleries
- The school supplies: one supervisor for every 20 pupils/students
- Naturalis supplies: two educational assistants
- Objective: pupils learn about the multitude of ways in which animals procreate and discover patterns arising from natural and sexual selection
- Keywords: variety, selection, seduction, mating, offspring, care, pleasure, advertising
Course of the programat the museum
The program consists of two parts. The schedule given below is an indication only.
0-20 minutes: Reception area
An education assistant will be on hand to welcome the class in the reception area. The reception area offers enough room for multiple classes from different schools. There is an interactive introduction with mounted animals, music and quiz questions about reproduction. Pupils are provided with an explanation of the assignment. In groups of three, pupils will explore the museum and choose from the themes of seduction, fertilization, partners or descendants. A time and location will be agreed for the group to meet up after the program has ended.
20-90 minutes: museum galleries
“Seduction”, “Dino Era” and “Life”. Pupils will explore three galleries based on the assignment for the theme they have chosen. They will observe and reflect on the variety that exists in the animal kingdom, and on the different strategies animals have adopted in connection with reproduction.