• Science

At the zoo

Length of workshop 50 mins

How are animals adapted to their habitat? Students will take a walking tour of some of the habitats we’ve recreated here at Chester Zoo, to find out fun and interesting information about the animals that live there.

We’ll identify whether animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores and construct a simple food-chain. We’ll show you skulls and other artefacts that allow you to feel an even closer connection and increase understanding about these wonderful creatures.

Age group Key Stage 1
Duration: 50 minutes
Capacity: 20 pupils
Workshop cost: £45

*This out in the zoo workshop will take place in the area surrounding the Learning Centre and may feature a visit to the following animal habitats: giraffes, Tropical Realm, Spirit or the Jaguar and Realm of the Red Ape. Therefore, it may be best to wait until after the workshop to visit these habitats



Key stage 1

Year 1 & 2: Working scientifically

  • using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions

Year 1: Animals, including humans

  • identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • Pupils might work scientifically by: using their observations to compare and contrast animals at first hand […], grouping animals according to what they eat, […]. (Non-statutory guidance)

Year 2: Living things & their habitats

  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.


Explore our FREE resources to complement your workshop, we have a range of Key Stage 1 resources here

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