Virtual Lab - September

Captain Planetary Sciences, Dr. Mikael Siversson

Fri 18 Sep 2020

12:30pm1:00pm

A man sitting on a rocks.

The Museum’s palaeontology collection has over 1,500,000 specimens.

Go behind-the-scenes with Dr. Mikael Siversson to learn how these specimens help us understand the history of living things in Western Australian. Mikael will also discuss his own work researching shark fossils found in WA.

Mikael is the Museum’s Head of Earth and Planetary Sciences and a leading expert in fossils and Cretaceous Lamniform sharks. His current work focuses on fossils of six- and seven-gill sharks and a new family of horned dinosaurs from Cretaceous deposits in Sweden.

Submit a question

Submit a question to Mikael by emailing education@museum.wa.gov.au by 5pm Wednesday 16 September.

Skills development

This Virtual Lab links to the following strands of the Western Australian Curriculum:

Year 10

Values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research (ACSHE230)

The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence (ACSSU185)

View the Virtual Lab

Transcript available on request.


Dr. Mikael Siversson

WA Museum