KS3 Workshops

Classification

  • KS3 Workshops

Classification can help us make sense and understand more about the wonderfully varied world we live in.

Classification can help us make sense and understand more about the wonderfully varied world we live in.

This is a hands-on, interactive workshop where your students investigate ‘mystery’ skulls and artefacts, and use iPads apps to classify them to kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and finally species level.

Using case studies from us Chester Zoo, your students will understand the purpose of the binomial system and explore examples of why classification is useful in later life beyond school, particularly in the field of conservation.

Age group:  Key Stage 3
Duration: 50 minutes
Capacity: 25 pupils
Meeting point: Learning Centre

Curriculum links:

Science

Genetics and evolution

Inheritance, chromosomes, DNA and genes

  • differences between species
  • the variation between species and between individuals of the same species meaning some organisms compete more successfully, which can drive natural selection

Please note: Chester Zoo discovery workshops can be adapted to your learners needs and abilities, please speak to one of the team to find out more.

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