Primary resources by theme
There are a range of resources for Primary groups. The resources below included activity sheets and themed notes.
Activity sheets are aimed at the students. They provide a focus for the visit including things to do and think about during the visit and some have activities that can be followed up at school or home. Themed notes are aimed at adults and provide background information to help teachers and other accompanying adults to lead discussions during the visit.
African animals (0.9 MB): themed notes about the African animals at Whipsnade Zoo.
Patterns in animals (444 KB): themed notes about how some animals at the Zoo use pattern.
Animal patterns (8.6 MB): an activity sheet spotter card for students to test their observational skills. Which patterns can you spot on your visit to the Zoo? Answer sheet available for the adults here (15.2 MB).
ZSL conservation (331 KB): themed notes on some of the animals that are threatened in the wild, why they are threatened and what ZSL is doing to conserve the species.
On the edge (2.8 MB): an activity sheet about the threats to species, conservation efforts and particular projects ZSL is involved in.
The Edge-Factor (1.3 MB): an activity sheet to help students create their own deck of Edge-Factor cards using information they gathered during their visit to the Zoo. Edge Factor playing card outlines are available here (122 KB).
Just a bit of fun
Animal outlines (249 KB): an activity sheet spotter card for students to test their observational skills. How many of the animal outlines can you find at the Zoo during your visit? Answer sheet available for the adults here (20.7 MB).
A rainbow of colours in the Zoo (408 KB): an activity sheet spotter card for students. Can you make a rainbow of colours from things at the Zoo?
I-Spy in the Discovery Centre (191 KB): an activity sheet to focus students whilst in the Discovery Centre. What can you spy in the Discovery Centre?
Coming soon** Whose body part: a set of activity sheets for the students. Coming soon**