Resource ID 102291

KS1 Science

"Identifying animal parts for support, protection and movement"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Identifying animal parts for support, protection and movement"
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102293 - Lower KS2 Mixed Ability

102291 - KS1 Mixed Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]

102292 - Upper KS2 Mixed Ability


This is a curriculum skills-based Science resource that enables students to practise their skills of identifying animal parts, understanding the needs of the dinosaur, and suggesting likely reasons for dinosaurs’ physical features and characteristics.

Contextual Summary

The task links to all species featured at Dinosaur Isle museum, thus ensuring relevance on the visit for students in key stages 1-2.

Key Skills Practised
  • Observation and identification of body parts
  • Suggesting reasons for body parts and their uses (specifically for dinosaurs)
Learning Opportunities


Students complete work on why body parts are important in providing movement, shape, support, or protection (either in dinosaurs or in other species)


Completion of the resource/s linked to this document


This resource could be used as a follow-up task to compund learning or evidence their level of understanding after the visit. Other follow-up tasks could include: whole class discussion about the responses to the questions; groups presenting back their collated responses to the class; Projects on a dinosaur type of particular interest, or uses of body parts in another type of animal

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to observe and identify animal parts for support, protection and movement in dinosaurs, relating to the physical/biological characteristics within a species.

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