I always love to get my KS3 science students outside in the summer – whether it is pond dipping, counting different species using quadrats, writing country diaries, investigating the effect of pollution, making pitfall traps or rockpooling.
Even an urban environment can offer a multitude of possibilities at the local park or in the planted areas around school. If there isn’t any planting at your school why not create some, teaming up with DT to make some raised beds for flowers or vegetables?
Why teach this?
Take a walk on the wild side this summer investigating the biodiversity of British wildlife. Whether you are in an urban or rural setting there is something for everyone when you get outside and explore.
Key curriculum links
+KS3 biology students should be able to investigate the organisms in the area around them and describe the interdependence of those organisms in an ecosystem, including interpreting food chains and food webs.
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