Minibeast Pond Survey

Event information

Event type: Workshop

Location: Darwin Centre atrium

Suitable for: key stage 2

Capacity: 30 students

Duration: 45 minutes

Ticket prices:

£3 per student
Booking required

This is a fun outdoor workshop in the Museum's beautiful Wildlife Garden.

Science educators will introduce pupils to the diversity of invertebrates found in the pond and encourage them to consider how different organisms are suited to life there.

Pupils will use different scientific equipment and identification keys to observe, identify and record a great variety of live pond animals in a tray freshly prepared by science educators.

Pupils will learn about how Museum scientists do water surveys and run their own to determine the quality of the Museum's pond.

The activity concludes with group presentations about the invertebrates found in the pond and what features they have that could help them survive in the pond habitat.

Learning themes: working scientifically, plants, living things and their habitats

Pre-visit information and curriculum links PDF (30KB)

Additional information for booked school groups

This outdoor activity runs in all weather conditions. Please ensure your students bring appropriate clothing.

Event dates
25 July 2017 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
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How to book

Call our school bookings team on +44(0)20 7942 5555.

Lines are open Monday-Friday from 8.30-16.00 during term time and 10.00-13.00 during school holidays.

Please read our payment and cancellation conditions before booking.

Essential information

Everything you need to know for a smooth-running day, from where to go for lunch to completing a risk assessment.