Students will work scientifically to explore different habitats to find out what animals are living there and how they are adapted to their habitat. Students will collect invertebrates using a range of different techniques, identifying and classifying them. They will be able to describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics.
This course usually runs from 10am – 2.30pm but times can be adjusted to suit your group and travel plans. During your visit you will be welcome to the centre and given an appropriate health and safety briefing. During the day we will undertake a number of activities, games and investigations (the exact activities will depend on the topic chosen). We will break for lunch at a suitable time. Please note that specific activities for your group are subject to change. We go out in all weathers and seasons and will tailor the content of the day accordingly. Some activities are only offered at certain times of the year.
How this course fulfills the specification
Animals, including humans
- Identify and group animals
- Understand that some invertebrates have different life stages
Living things and their habitats
- Recognise and describe how living things can be grouped using common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences.
- Give reasons for classifying animals based on specific characteristics.
- Use classification keys
- Understand camouflage, movement and colour adaptations
- Explain that a variety of animals are found in different habitats because of differences in environmental factors
Evolution and inheritance
- Identify how animals are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
Added value of this course
- Develop personal skills
- Have fun
- Be inspired by a passion for the subject
- Build friendships