Life Processes Activity
This activity involves one of our most immersive and exciting exhibits.
Indoor science activity in the Fruit Bat Forest exhibit.
The Fruit Bat Forest houses three bat species, together with a number of other species. The exhibit is immersive and set at low light levels.
The activity encourages pupils to observe animals and relate the life processes (move, feed, grow, use their senses and reproduce) to the Fruit Bat Forest animals.
KS1 Science: Sc2, Life processes and living things
Resources required in the zoo:
Fruit Bat Forest information sheet, pen and paper to make a note of your pupils’ observations and the dot to dot sheets and pencils if using as a lunchtime activity.
Teacher information sheet
Things to do in school beforehand:
Download and print out the teacher information sheet and Fruit Bat Forest information sheet and have a read through it. This sheet will give you lots of information about the animals that you will encounter.
Remember there is always a member of Chester Zoo staff in the exhibit who will be happy to answer any other questions that come up.
Download/print/copy enough dot to dot sheets for your class (see below)
Introduce life processes to your class. There is a taught KS1 Life Processes session available at the Zoo. Booking for this session is essential.
If you attend one of these sessions no prior subject introduction is required.
Things to do in school afterwards:
Complete the dot to dot sheets (if not done in the zoo) and make them into a nocturnal mobile. Research diurnal species and make a matching diurnal mobile.
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