Key Stage: 1
Number of participants: This session is primarily aimed at a class of up to 30 pupils, accompanied by at least 2 - 3 adults.
Length of session: Marvellous minibeasts lasts half a day, although it can be combined with other activities for schools who wish to come for a full day.
This session aims to help support and enhance the existing knowledge of pupils studying Mini beasts and habitats KS1 science, increasing their understanding of life processes and living things and how it relates to them.
This session allows pupils to learn and communicate in different ways, for example through practical experiments, leading to an increased motivation for the subject and for learning in general.
What is a habitat? How do animals and plants depend on each other? How does camouflage work in the natural world? All of these questions will be answered in this new session at Durham University’s Botanic Garden. This session will allow pupils to see at first hand a wide variety of habitats from meadow to forests, from river banks to tropical climates and learn more about insects and other mini-beasts. Students will also be able to engage in practical hands-on experiments and can also make their own mini-beast to take home.