3. ANIMAL SENSES, TROPICAL HABITATS & ADAPTATIONS

Explore the rainforest and the animals who live there...

Location
Butterfly House

Session Details
Up close encounter and hands on experience with exotic animals which may include snakes, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, giant African millipedes, tarantulas and lesser hedgehog tenrecs.

A great interactive lesson to get children thinking about exotic habitats such as rainforests; the animals that live within them, and what senses these animals might use to survive.

Animals featured in this session may vary. Please note that the Butterfly House 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