primary-schools/Extreme-Environments

National Curriculum Subject Areas: Science (Habitats and Evolution), Geography
 

Length of session: 90 minutes
 

Maximum group size: 32
 

Learning Outcomes
•    Understand how people and animals adapt to different environments of the Arctic, the savannah, mountains and the tropical rainforest
•    Appreciate how people use the natural resources from their environment to make artefacts
•    Find out more about the Inuit, Maasai, Naga and Papua New Guinea rainforest people
 

Session Outline
In this interactive session pupils discover how people and animals adapt to different environments by handling and looking at objects.
Activity 1 Introduction to environments Pupils discover how people and animals have adapted to living in the Arctic, the savannah, mountains and the rainforest.
Activity 2 Matching game Divided into 4 groups pupils handle manmade objects and natural specimens and are challenged to match them to the correct environment.
Session 3 Museum search Pupils take part in a self-guided trail on two floors of the Museum to track down objects from the four extreme environments.

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