Classification and Adaptation Show
Event type: show
Location: Attenborough Studio
Suitable for: Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11)
Capacity: 90 pupils
Duration: 35 minutes
£3 per pupil
This show was previously called 'The Variety Show'
The Classification and Adaptation Show celebrates the variety of life on Earth. Through real animal specimens , engaging demonstrations and large props, pupils learn about how different living things survive.
Pupils then discover how scientists group living things, and get the chance to test their own identification skills. There is a recurring theme of the importance of caring for the natural world.
This interactive show is effective as either an introduction to or a recap of the topic of classification.
- Adaption and biodiversity: The term 'adaptation' is discussed, and pupils think about how different living things survive in different environments.
- Classification process: The term 'classification' is introduced, and the educator guides the pupils through the process of classifying human beings.
- Classification challenge: The pupils are challenged to use what they know about adaptations and classification to identify a mystery creature as they take on the role of museum scientists.
Curriculum links for KS2: Living things and their habitats; evolution and inheritance
School group visits to the Museum
The Museums at South Kensington and Tring have reopened to the general public.
Due to Health and Safety guidelines we are unable to welcome back large group visits, including school groups, until further notice. This is for both self-guided visits and booked workshops and shows.
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