Nick’s Science Cinema Review!

In Irchester we held our termly Science Cinema screening. We are glad to see that not only did Gillespie do their 1st Science Cinema at the same time but that we both watched films that had a similar theme! Dinosaurs!!

gigantophisWe held a screening of David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum ALIVE! Let’s start with the plot: David Attenborough stays in the Natural History Museum overnight and watches all the skeletons come alive! It talks about certain prehistoric creatures. Now why don’t I show you some creatures that is what it’s about after all. The scariest one, I thought, is a Gigantophis – a giant snake that ate mammals on the prehistoric planes after the dinosaurs. It was enormous!

5-hatchedMy favourite part was when a baby diplodocus hatched from its egg and was cute running around. I learnt that the giant ground sloth created holes using its claws which I did not suspect.

This program had a fantastic effect not adding anything new or fictional but creating a new feel that you can see the dinosaurs and believe that there. The audience included children from Keystage 2, parents and teachers. “Best factual thing I’ve ever seen “-Adam from Year 6 said.
We watched it because of the science and also it was fascinating to see what can be done with the latest inputs of data about prehistoric creatures combined with new technologies.
I recommend it to all who can get it! The science will make you go ”omg!!” Though it’s on sky and you’ll probably have to rent it or get it on DVD.

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