KS2 Interactive Adaptation Trail

Available on the following dates

 

28th February 2020 15th May 2020 14th September 2020
20th March 2020 18th June 2020 12th October 2020
24th April 2020 8th July 2020  

For additional dates please contact learning@zsl.org

 

‘Interactive Adaptation Trail’ is a new way for your key stage 2 group to visit as much of the Zoo as possible whilst still engaging in an interactive learning experience with our Learning team.

As a class teacher, you will be provided with a map route around the Zoo that will allow your class to see as much of the Zoo as possible. At three predetermined animal enclosures, you will meet your Learning officer for a short interactive activity. Join us for demonstrations, obstacle courses and the chance to investigate objects from the natural world!

Each of these activities will last about 10 minutes and will be run just for your class when you arrive. So that you can make your way around at your own pace, the interactive activities are designed to be drop-ins so there is no set time for you to arrive, just a time frame when the activities will be running. If another group is already with the Learning Officer, your group can use this time to watch the animals in the enclosure - there won’t be long to wait.

Age:  KS2 (7 to 11 years) Duration: 3 separate 10 minute activities throughout your day Capacity: 35 pupils Outdoor Session

African penguins

Intended learning outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Explain what an adaptation is
  • Give examples of different animal adaptations and be able to explain how these help the animal in their habitat
  • Differentiate between a behavioural and physical adaptation.

National Curriculum Links:

KS2 Science Working Scientifically
  • Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
Living things and their habitats
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
Animals, including humans
  • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  • How adaptations evolve to allow animals to survive in the habitat
Evolution and Inheritance
  • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution
  • Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.

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