KS4 Workshops

Working scientifically - An Animal Behaviour case study

We use science every day – it underpins of all our work, and helps us to learn more about animals and the environment around us.

Zoo keepers and vets are normally the first that spring to mind, but we also have curators, scientists, field workers, educators, retailers, caterers, buyers, accountants, marketing managers, website builders, maintenance… the list goes on!

In this workshop, your students will first explore a range of jobs, but then focus on some that need and use science in different ways. We’ll discuss qualifications, skills and experiences and also look at the recruitment process, where your students will take an active part in an interview!

This workshop is suitable for groups studying science in the workplace or those about to choose their A-level subjects and looking for careers advice.

Age group:  Key Stage 4
Duration: 50 minutes
Capacity: 25 pupils
Meeting point: Learning Centre

Curriculum links:


  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science, through different types of scientific enquiry that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • develop and learn to apply observational, practical, modelling, enquiry, problem-solving skills and mathematical skills, both in the laboratory, in the field and in other environments

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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