1.5 hours
KS0, KS1, KS2
3 – 11


What lurks beneath the surface in our fresh water pond? Giant water snails, tadpoles or fish? Or something more exciting? Using nets and inspection trays, search the pond to see what you can find.

Session overview

After an initial safety briefing participants will be given a talk about how to catch the insects and animals without hurting them and without damaging the habitats. Participants will then be involved in discussions about the various eco systems, flora and fauna and life cycles before moving on to the activity where they will be supported throughout.

National curriculum

Subject links: Biology, English, Geography, PE, Science

English Speaking 1b 1d
English Listening 2a 2c 2e
Science Life Processes 1a 1b 1c
Science Humans & other animals 2a 2b 2e 2f 2g
Science Green Plants 3a 3b 3c
Science Living things and their environment 5a 5b 5c
Geography Geographical enquiry & skills 1a
Geography Geographical enquiry & skills 2a 2b 2c 2e
Geography Knowledge & understanding of patterns & processes 4b

Learning outcomes

This activity promotes Effective communication, Managing risk.

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