Animals Investigate

In Animals Investigate, pupils will role-play as zoologists to investigate real objects from the natural world. Pupils will use scientific equipment to make simple measurements and observations about objects to identify familiar zoo animals.

Many objects from the natural world used in this session are loaned to us by HM Revenue and Customs.

Please be aware that though we aim to use a live animal in this session, we do not guarantee that they will be present – animals can fall ill or be unwilling to be handled and their welfare is ZSL’s first priority. 

Age: EYFS Duration: 30 minutes Capacity: 35 students Indoor Session

Flamingos in the snow at ZSL London Zoo

Intended Learning Outcomes: 

Pupils will be able to:

  • Use inquiry skills to identify familiar zoo animals
  • Choose and handle tools and equipment appropriately to investigate objects from the natural world
  • Work cooperatively and take turns in investigating the different objects from the natural world

Early Years Framework links:

Understanding the world Communication and Language Literacy
The world Listening and attentionUnderstanding Reading


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