1. MINIBEASTS

Discover Creepy-Crawlies

Location
Butterfly House / Wilderness Walk-through

Session Details
Up close encounter and handling of a variety of invertebrates, which may include Madagascar hissing cockroaches, giant African millipedes, vinegaroons, stick insects, tarantulas, and giant African land snails.

A great lesson to get children thinking about different types of minibeasts, where they would live, and what they might eat!

Minibeasts used may vary. Please note that when this session is taking place in the Butterfly House, this is a warm, humid environment which may not be suitable for very young children.

National Curriculum science topics covered in the above education sessions

Foundation Stage   
Communication and language
Physical development
Personal, social and emotional development
Mathematics
Understanding the world

Key Stage 1, Year 1
Working scientifically 
Animals, including humans

Key Stage 1, Year 2
Working scientifically
Living things and their habitats
Animals, including humans

Key Stage 2, Year 3 
Animals, including humans

Key Stage 2, Year 4 
Living things and their habitats
Animals, including humans

Key Stage 2, Year 5 
Living things and their habitats

Key Stage 2, Year 6 
Living things and their habitats
Evolution and inheritance

Sessions mainly cover science topics however there is also cross-curricular learning in subjects such as English Language, Geography, and Mathematics