At the zoo

Length of workshop 50 mins


How do we know an animal is alive? There are seven life processes that we’ll discuss during this workshop, and we’ll handle lots of exciting artefacts related to them!

The seven life processes discussed are: Moving, eating, breathing, pooing(!), having babies, growing and using senses.

Age group:  Key Stage 1

Duration: 50 minutes

Capacity: 25 pupils

Learning Space: Learning Centre

Cost: £28

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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.

Curriculum Link
Key Stage 1

Years 1 & 2: Working scientifically:

  • identifying and classifying
  • using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • They should use simple features to compare objects, materials and living things and, with help, decide how to sort and group them, observe changes over time, and, with guidance, they should begin to notice patterns and relationships. (non-statutory guidance)

Year 1: Animals including Humans

  • identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
  • identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

Year 2: Living things & their habitats

  • explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive

Year 2: Animals, including Humans

  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

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