PIQ: Test Your Palaeo Intelligence

by  Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Canada)

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A fun and interactive program for young students! Working in teams to complete educational games, students must help their dinosaur escape from an erupting volcano. Students will share ideas and enjoy collaboration as they identify fossils, name dinosaurs, and guess what the creatures would eat for lunch!
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Point to Point: $135.00
Point to Point Premium: $125.00


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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Canada)

Drumheller, Alberta

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is Canada's only museum dedicated to the science of palaeontology and to celebrating the history and spectacular diversity of life on Earth - from the tiniest grains of pollen to the mightiest dinosaur. Housing over 185,000 individual specimens, the Museum is internationally renowned for its palaeontological research, collection of extraordinary educational and scientific value, and dynamic galleries.
Through award-winning and innovative Distance Learning programs delivered from the Canadian Badlands, your students can connect to experts who will inspire them with creative, fun, and educational activities.

Live from our Distance Learning Studio we offer programs for schools, homeschool students, and public sites. We use Zoom software to connect, but are able to accommodate other platforms. We can connect to a single group or multiple connections at once. 

Initially launched in 2006, we have connected to over 145,000 participants in 4,700 programs to Canada, the United States, and around the world! We are proud to be a recipient of the CILC Pinnacle Award Hall of Fame!


Program Details


1. Introduction to Palaeontology
2. Introduction to the Game
3. Challenge 1: Critter Count
4. Challenge 2: Name that Dinosaur
5. Challenge 3: True or False?
6. Challenge 4: Fossil Frenzy
7. Challenge 5: What's for Lunch?
8: Questions & Conclusion


The participants will:

  • gain a stronger, broader understanding of the history of life on Earth
  • learn more about different types of animals and plants that have lived on our planet

    Standards Alignment

    National Standards

    NS.K-4.1 Science as Inquiry

  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry;

    NS.K-4.2 Physical Science
  • Properties of objects and materials

    NS.K-4.3 Life Science
  • Characteristics of organisms
  • Life cycles of organisms
  • Organisms and their environments

    NS.K-4.4 Earth and Space Science
  • Properties of earth materials

    NS.K-4.5 Science and Technology
  • Understanding about science and technology
  • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans

    NS.K-4.6 Personal and Social Perspectives
  • Characteristics and changes in populations

    NS.K-4.7 History of Nature and Science
  • Science as a human endeavor

    State Standards

    Kindergarten - Environment and Community Awareness
    Grade 1 - Science - Needs of Animals and Plants
    Grade 2 - Science - Small Crawling and Flying Animals