LOCAL SPECIES CLASSIFICATION CHALLENGE!
Designed to support a school trip to Robin Hill Country Park
SCIENCE Lower Key Stage 2
Variants: High Ability students
Living things and their habitats
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Students will scientifically observe the characteristics of different animals and to begin to use keys in order to classify them.
This on-site science activity enables students to work scientifically in observing and grouping living things (organisms) at Robin Hill Country Park.
This resource engages students with specific elements of their visit, linking their learning to the curriculum; they will gain knowledge from their general engagement with the natural environment at Robin Hill and practise their scientific skills, identifying types of living organism and grouping them as appropriate based on certain characteristics.
This is an on-site activity. It would be useful if students have had previous discussions about classification. It would also be helpful preparation for students to know how different characteristics of animals can be used to help classify them, before their visit to Robin Hill Country Park.
Students will identify living things within their habitat at the Robin Hill Country Park, and will use specific characteristics to sort those they see or encounter into their appropriate group.
This resource is designed to enhance the visit experience and to engage students with the Robin Hill environment and the rich and diverse habitat there.
Key Skills Practised
Using scientific terminology to describe observations
Using scientific keys to begin to classify animals
Raising and answering questions based on their observations
Children need to make critical observations of features in the animal kingdom. They will also learn that living things can be classified in different ways. Characteristics of vertebrates can be discussed in preparation of the visit.
Why not complete this resource on a day trip?
The Isle of Wight can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! If you're located close to the south coast then a day trip is easily achievable...
This resource could be completed as part of the following day trip:
Amazing Adventures! from £14.50pp
Robin Hill is a huge outdoor space packed with fun activities which will spark any child's imagination.
Students recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. Students name a variety of things that can be found in the local and wider environment. Students explore and use classification keys to help group a variety of living things.
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