What’s more exciting or compelling to children than minibeasts? In this session children use their senses to look, listen and touch their way around their outdoor space - encouraging a sense of curiosity that could lead to adventures and imaginative play. A lesson plan in which pupils explore their natural environment looking for minibeasts.
Join three of intrepid explorers from Wombridge Primary School and Farmer Rob as they investigate the habitat of the hedgerow. Investigate the types of creature that live in this vital part of the farm and the amazing jobs that they do.
Through science investigations and games, children can explore the wildlife that lives and travels through their community, whilst learning how to connect habitats and make their school grounds nature-rich.
Focusing on the senses, students will explore sound to create a listening map, taste to enjoy a woodland picnic, touch to hug a tree, sight to match natural colours and smell to create a woodland perfume
Hands-on learning covering all the basics about plants for KS1 and thoroughly curriculum referenced, this sequence of five lesson plans can form a platform for a host of indoor and outdoor learning opportunities! They contain many fantastic photographs, so children can have a go at identifying common plants and trees.
A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 (age 7-19) pupils. The Floating Garden Challenge is part of the Girls into Global STEM (GIGS) project aiming to engage pupils, especially girls in STEM subjects
All of our environmental games are under 20 minutes and use minimal resources so you can play them anywhere and at anytime. So, whether you are starting a new topic, need to burn off some class energy, or are waiting for the bus to turn up at the end of a school trip reach for our handy guide for short games with a natural and eco twist.
Whilst this resource is written with a focus on the coast the games and activities can be very easily adapted to any habitat you wish to study. Similarly, each element could be taught separately if time is at a premium. At it's best, it would be delivered at your local beach where the children could fully immerse themselves in a coastal world.