Magazine article Environmental Education

Food Chain: Stag Bettles

Magazine article Environmental Education

Food Chain: Stag Bettles

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Stag beetle food chain workshop  Links to National Curriculum: Suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2. Science Unit 5B Life Cycles, 4B Habitats, 2B Plants and Animals in the Local Environment and 2C Variation. Also can support literacy, key skills and thinking skills.  Learning objectives   Structure              Plenary  Aim                   Activity               Outcomes  In this workshop      Give each child a      With careful children will learn   print out of the       planning, this about food chains     exercise and ask       activity can that occur in the     them to cut out the    contribute to natural world. They   five pictures on the   knowledge will then be asked    front page. Using a    acquisition in to produce a food     coat hanger and the    science, technology chain that includes   string get the         and land use, while a stag beetle and a   children to recreate   developing critical larva.                the food chain         thinking, decision                       hanging from the       making                       coat hanger--using                       the arrows as a                       guide to what eats                       what. They can write                       the name of each                       animal /object on                       the back of the                       picture.                        Extension activities   and communication                       * Cut out the          skills. Pupils are                       images on the second   motivated and                       page to create food    inspired to find out                       chains that include    more and take                       other species. … 
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