Location – MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
One of the great ongoing scientific challenges is the classification – and understanding – of living things. Two biologists and a zoologist have developed this session to help pupils apply some of the methods used to group and categorise animals, and look for the evidence of animal lifestyles and life cycles. Food chains, predators and prey – and all that!
MAKE AND TAKE
Each pupil will have the opportunity to create their own individual dragonfly.
National curriculum Key stage 2: Science – Living things and their habitats, and Evolution and inheritance
“Pupils should be taught to describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based upon similarities and differences (and) give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics”.
“Pupils might work scientifically by using classification systems and keys…to research unfamiliar animals and plants from a broad range of…habitats and decide where they belong in the classification system.”