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Trilobites Model to show parts  D Use a 60cm piece of hardboard in the shape of Paradoxides with each part coloured differently.  Use an overhead projector to project the shape of the trilobite on a piece of hardboard and then cut it out using a jigsaw. Paradoxides have been found 60cm long Eyes  A I 1 min Eye pieces which show one how the world seems to a fly or dragonfly or a trilobite are available from Natural History museum, London or from Hawkins Bazaar. Woodlice  D Woodlice can be placed on an overhead projector or put in a box and passed round.  They will coil up like Calymene if touched. Remote control trilobite  A I 5 min Buy a small remote control car and stick a photocopy of a trilobite diagram on it.  Put on a table drawings of trilobite food (slugs) and predators (Anomalocaris) and rocks and mud etc.  Students guide the trilobite safely to the food. Or buy the largest plaster cast of a trilobite  (i.e. a 30cm long Calymene from the Open University Learning Resources) and a remote control car to put inside it.  Guide it around the floor of the classroom.
Earth Science Activities and Demonstrations