EYFS, KS1; Early Years, First Stage.
Ages 3- 11
DURATION: 65 mins - 75 mins.
OVERVIEW: We’re going on a bug hunt! This session takes children outdoors and gets their hands dirty. It’s all about the thrill of turning over a log or stone to find an exotic looking centipede, a family of woodlice or even a frog!
The session also includes an indoor section where children get to up-close and hands-on with some of ZooLab’s unusual minibeasts. It’s a great chance to compare creatures they have just found to other minibeasts from around the world.
Key Workshop Objectives:
Explore an outdoor area to discover some minibeasts
Define what a Minibeast is
Explain how animals are grouped into invertebrates and vertebrates
Explore the different groups of invertebrate
Discuss invertebrate body structures
Compare ZooLab’s minibeasts to what you found
Consider why Minibeasts are important
Animals often used in this workshop:
Animal requests will be accommodated where possible. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee attendance.
Lets look at The Five Freedoms:
Freedom from hunger and thirst. We need to ensure that our pets have a suitable diet, are fed properly and have access to clean drinking water.
Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
Freedom from pain, injury or disease. We need to make sure that our pets go to the vets if they are sick or injured.
Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animals’ own kind.
Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering
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