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Habitats and Food Chains (KS1)

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Learning level: Key Stage 1
Location: Life's educational laboratories, Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Availibility: On demand
Minimum Attendance: 12

Why are most animals only found in special places?


How can we tell who eats what? In this fun and hands-on workshop children investigate the habitat preferences of worms, explore simple food chains in four major habitats and examine animal smiles to see how their teeth relate to the things they eat.

What will you learn?

  • Observing closely, using simple equipment.
  • Performing simple tests.
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
  • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
  • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
  • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats.
  • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
  • Identify the differences between the teeth of carnivores and herbivores.
  • Find out about simple food chains.
  • To identify out the preferred habitat for our worms.
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