Suitable for Years 3-6, September-November
Updated 24th September 2018
Adaptation, environmental change, seasons, evergreen, deciduous, hibernation, migration, seed dispersal.
- Describe the environmental changes that occur during the autumn.
- List the effects environmental changes have on trees and animals.
- Explain the differences between deciduous and evergreen trees and how each is adapted to survive winter conditions.
- Name three methods of seed dispersal and why seed dispersal is important.
- Suggest three tactics employed by animals to survive winter conditions.
Autumn gather - explore and collect signs of autumn.
Winter warmth - investigate which natural materials are good insulators by building a suitable shelter to protect a heated toy badger from the cold.
Winter tactics - look for evidence of food for different woodland animals and discuss how animals cope with changes in their food supply in winter.
Leaf slides - compare evergreen and deciduous trees and explore leaf diversity.
Seed explorers - search for, gather and sort a range of seeds, considering methods of dispersal.