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Gallery character: Circadian Sam

Gallery character: Circadian Sam
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5 June 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
17 June 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
26 June 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
8 July 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
17 July 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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Free event for schools

Suitable for: Key Stage 1

Pre-visit information and curriculum links PDF (97.7 KB)

Circadian Sam has a problem - she isn't sure if it's daytime or night-time. Her circadian rhythm, which tells her body when to sleep and when to wake up, is out of kilter.

Luckily she knows lots about the features that help animals to tell when it's time to sleep and when it's time to be awake. Nocturnal animals sleep during daylight hours, but diurnal animals like humans sleep when it's dark. Can your pupils help her sort out which animals should be up and about and which should be in bed?

Overview of the session
Circadian Sam will tell pupils that she is confused about day and night and she'll ask them to help her discover more about different animals' sleeping habits, using props and puppets.

She'll ask students questions such as: How do bats find their way in the dark? How can owls fly so silently? How do bees tell each other where to find the best nectar?

Sam will help pupils figure out the answers, then students will compare their own sleeping patterns with those of the animals they've studied.

Learning themes: working scientifically, identifying and classifying, making observations, animals, habitats.

Booking: Reserve your place by calling the schools booking team on +44(0)20 7942 5555

Capacity: 30 pupils. Please ensure you have at least one adult supervisor for every eight pupils in your group.

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Meet Circadian Sam in the Mammals gallery (near the blue whale)

Booking Required
Please call our booking line on +44(0)20 7942 5555

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