Exploring Nature with iNaturalist KS3

Work scientifically to carry out an enquiry, evaluate data and present findings

Years: 7, 8, 9

Duration: 120mins

Subject: Science


Resource Overview

Pupils become wildlife explorers for the day and discover some of the wonderful wildlife in their school grounds or local neighbourhoods. By using these resources alongside the free wildlife recording app iNaturalist, pupils can submit biological records to local and national databases, helping scientists and researchers gain a greater understanding of a region's biodiversity - perfect for a bit of Citizen Science.

Originally written for Bristol Natural History Consortium for the City Nature Challenge. For more information, please visit http://citynaturechallenge.org/.


Resource Assets

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Lesson Plan 1

Work scientifically to carry out an enquiry, evaluate data and present findings by conducting a Bioblitz.

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Lesson Plan 2

Analyse the data collected from your BioBlitz and determine just how valuable it is.

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A Guide for Observing Nature

Ensure the children treat the living things they discover with respect and care.

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How to use iNaturalist

A straightforward explanation of how to use the app with students - making it simple and accessible for any confidence level.