Heritage Education – Who’s Eating What

Heritage Education – Who’s Eating What

A two hour Science Workshop for Key Stage 2 based at Market Hall Museum, Warwick with an optional self-led tour in Priory Park that lasts one hour.

This project is led by a Heritage Education group leader and includes:

  • The chance to handle objects to discover more about natural history collections.
  • Explore taxidermy and animal bones.
  • Learn more about the food chain.

Key goals:

  • to develop children’s scientific understanding.
  • identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
  • constructing and interpreting a variety of food chains; identifying producers, predators and prey.

Learning objectives: Children will learn:

  • About the different species of plants and animals that live in Warwickshire.
  • What we can learn about animals and their diets from their teeth and the evidence they leave behind.
  • How different animals and plants live together and are part of a food chain.
  • How humans make an impact on the natural environment and habitats.
  • The purpose of Natural History collections in museums.

Learning outcomes: Pupils will be able to:

  • Identify carnivores and herbivores by their diet and the characteristics of their teeth.
  • Identify where different animals sit in a food chain and recognise predators, prey and producers.

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