A day of scientific activity and discovery in a small hillside woodland in Carding Mill Valley or on the coppiced woodland on Wenlock Edge.

This fits well with KS1 and 2 schemes of work. We use our equipment to see what is living and growing at differing levels: in the soil, the leaf litter, on the soil surface, in the shrub layer, on stems and bark, in the canopy and in the air. Groups of 5 will collect data to compare habitat findings back at school. Combining this with habitat investigations on the hillsides, or bird life from our bird hide, also provides a wealth of material. As does comparing pond life with stream life. There are a variety of learning experiences linked to different areas of the curriculum available with this activity.

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