This activity helps to embed an understanding of classification. Children will have the opportunity to complete activities where they must identify animals and determine whether they are vertebrates or invertebrates. They will then be tasked on classifying and grouping the species they found, on your own personalised rock pooling reports.


By considering ecosystems and habitats, this activity discusses adaptations before tasking your students to consider some adaptations of the animals you found, on your rock pool reports. 

Scientific drawing

A lovely, simple introduction to scientific diagrams – with a clear success criteria and ID cards to support if needed. A key ‘working scientifically’ objective for every year group!

Food chains

This activity looks at the relationship between animals and how this can be shown using simple food chains. Main topic: ecology.


Food webs

Building on the food chain activity this resource looks at the relationships between animals in a more comprehensive manner using food webs, exploring how multiple animal species are interconnected in an ecosystem. Main topic: ecology.


Writing up practicals

An in-depth look at the different components needed when writing up science practicals. This activity is divided into KS1, KS2 and KS3. Using the experience of your educational event, children will be guided on how to structure a lab report focusing on key structural components.


Field work- sampling

This resources discusses the importance of sampling in field work, the different types of sampling and it can be performed practically. It links to practical skills needed for GCSE-required, field-based practicals but can be adapted to all year groups looking to develop observation, data collection, data analysis skills and knowledge.