Educational workshop about habitats

In Habitats students delve into different habitats from around the world. Pupils will discover, the different animals that are found in these habitats and consider how they are suited to each particular habitat.  

Specimens have been donated to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo by HM Customs and Excise.

Age: KS1 (5-7 years old) Duration: 30 minutes Capacity: 35 students Location: Indoor 

Intended learning outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding that a habitat is a place where an animal lives
  • Organise different animals into their respective habitats
  • Students will be able describe different habitats
  • Students will understand that different animals are suited to different habitats

National Curriculum links:

KS1 Science Working Scientifically Gather and record data to help answering questions
Animals, including Humans Use the local environment throughout the year to explore and answer questions about animals in their habitat
Living things and their habitats Most living things live in habitats to which they are suited;
Compare animals in familiar and unfamiliar habitats;
KS1 English Spoken Language, Reading Word reading, comprehension

Key stage 1 workshops

  • Chameleon eye close up
    Experiencing the full spectrum of animals

    Colour and camouflage key stage 1 learning

    Investigating real objects from the natural world to practice their descriptive skills and find out more about how colours and patterns can help animals survive in their habitat.

  • African lion Khari at Whipsnade Zoo
    Journey across Africa

    Key stage 1 learning African animals

    Students will be taken on a tour by a member of our dedicated Learning staff around the meerkats, lions and zebras enclosures bringing to life the role camouflage plays in the survival of animals in the wild.

  • Slow worm on moss
    Uncovering our native wildlife

    Minibeast Explorers! Key stage 1

    Pupils will work scientifically to collect real data on native species found in our specially designed wildlife habitat.

  • Two African penguins at Whipsnade Zoo
    Lifecycles at the Zoo

    Lifecycles key stage 1 workshop

    Explore how a variety of different animals, grow, develop and produce offspring. Students will consider their own lifecycle before going on to compare the lifecycles of a variety of different animals. 

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