Activity: Signs of the seasons phenology calendar

In this activity, students create a month-by-month calendar of phenological events on large sheets of paper hung up around the room. They then discuss the calendar and possible consequences of changes in phenology timing where they live.

  • Key Stage: KS2, KS3
  • Time required: 15–20 minutes for participants to create calenda. 20 minutes for discussion and reflection. Optional: shared year-round calendar

About this resource

  • Resource type: classroom activity
  • Theme: Climate change and biodiversity

Learning outcomes

  • students develop a working definition of phenology
  • students understand that the timing of phenological events can change, particularly as a result of changes in climate
  • students identify some of the actual or potential local impacts of changes in phenology
  • Curriculum links

Materials required

  • large sheets of paper
  • markers

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