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Suitable for Years 4-6, March to November

Updated 24th September 2018

Key concepts

Habitats, food chains, food webs, inter-relationships, biodiversity, adaptations, energy transfer.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain that a habitat is a the home of a specific community of plants and animals.
  • Explain that plants and animals are adapted to their life style and the conditions of the habitat in which they live.
  • Understand and use the terms producer, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore in food chains and webs.

Activities

Ecology of an oak tree - introductory discussion about the woodland habitat.

What's for dinner? - search for evidence of different woodland food and suggest what may come next in the food chain.

Webbing game - an interactive look at just how complex food webs can be.

Invertebrate hunt - find, name and record different invertebrates and then use these to create a small food web for the leaf litter micro-habitat.