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Sexual Selection: the Dating Game

This ARKive game teaches students the main principles of sexual selection and the difference between intrasexual and intersexual selection. Using species from ARKive as examples, students discover why some animals have ornaments to attract mates...

Endangered Species Bingo (Age 11-14)

Produced by ARKive, this engaging activity introduces students to the issues around endangered species. A presentation describes what is meant by an endangered species and leads into work using the ARKive web site.

The ideas in the presentation are reinforced using the bingo game. The 'caller' has a set of...

Classification

In these two Key Stage Three activities from the ARKive collection, students learn about why species are classified, the ways in which this can be done and the key characteristics of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects.

In the first activity, students play the Guess Zoo game to help them...

Guess Zoo

Guess Zoo is fun animal guessing game, produced by ARKive, that can be used to introduce or support several lesson themes, for example species diversity, adaptations, habitats and classification.

Using a set of species cards, students have to work out what the animal on a card is by asking each other...

Endangered Species Bingo (Age 7-11)

Produced by ARKive, this engaging activity introduces students to the concept of endangered species and what it means when a species becomes extinct. After a class discussion about endangered species and the different endangered statuses, knowledge is reinforced by playing Endangered Species Bingo. The 'caller' has...

Perfectly Printable Puzzles

These materials from Planet Science cover the topic areas of plants and animals in the local environment, sorting and using materials, grouping and changing materials, looking at similarities and differences, variation and number and shape. Aimed at children from Early Years through to Key Stage One they include a...

Sci-dice

Three games for students from Planet Science which are based on dice with clues to articles that can be found around the house. The easy game is suitable for under 11’s, the harder for over 11’s with access to the internet.

Futurecade

Futurecade is an innovative interactive suite of games from the Science Museum that allows students to explore how science and technology impacts on their everyday lives. Futurecade’s four games are inspired by current and future technology in the fields of robotics, satellites and space junk, geo-engineering and...

Adaptations for Movement (Age 11-14)

Produced by ARKive, this creative activity is designed to teach students aged 11-14 years about the theory of adaptation. It does this by looking specifically at animals' adaptations for movement through different types of habitats.

Students learn the definition of adaptation and why animals need...

Species Bingo (Age 7-11)

This is a Bingo activity from Arkive which can be used outside the classroom. Children are asked to circle living things they see on their sheet whilst on a field trip or nature walk. If they get four in a row they can shout 'Bingo'. This leads to a discussion on where the different species were found which can...

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