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Habitat Helpers

This resource contains six activities that link to Living Things and their Habitats, these resources are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 3 and 4. Activities include:

  • undertaking a habitat survey in their local environment, exploring the impact of human activity on a range of wildlife.
  • exploring local wildlife and using observations to describe adaptations
  • looking at human activity in relation to climate change – children will be able to understand how animals and plants can be endangered by our activities.
  • exploring the dangers of rubbish and waste, helping two fictional families to change their habits and encouraging them to ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’!
  • investigating habitat destruction through farming, deforestation and building,
  • setting up a fair test to compare the effect of rain on vegetation – modelling soil erosion.
  • using their knowledge and understanding to communicate scientifically the importance of habitat conservation and protection of endangered wildlife

These activities have been provided by Hamilton Trust as part of their mixed age group science lessons.

The Hamilton website also hosts a wealth of other free resources.

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