This guide, from triple science support, offers background information and practical suggestions to support practice when teaching about fieldwork and gives suggestions for securing progression and follow up activities. The guide provides advice on how fieldwork can support the following areas of the curriculum:

  • Living organisms may form populations of single species and ecosystems, interacting with each other, with the environment and with humans in many different ways.
  • Living organisms are interdependent and show adaptations to their environment.
  • Chemicals and ecosystems are continually cycling through the natural world.
  • Evolution occurs by a process of natural selection and accounts both for biodiversity and how organisms are related to varying degrees.

Before you start to plan your activity, it is helpful to consider the impact you want it to have on teachers, students or the school. To help you to measure the impact of your enrichment and enhancement activities, the guide makes some suggestions for outcomes and what evidence you might see that it has had the impact you may have planned for.

This is one of a suite of guides which provide a full range of suggestions for effective enhancement and enrichment activities which can be incorporated into the scheme of work, and these can be found on the triple science support enhancement and enrichment webpage. The guides include: Radiation and medicine, Genomics - using a researcher in the classroomSTEM AmbassadorsChemistry at WorkFaraday ChallengesAstrobiology, and Careers

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