This resource is a scientific enquiry where students are guided to observe, record and ask questions for which they will endeavour to find answers.
Ideally there should be two lessons before the visit: one to prepare pictures of imaginary animals which will then be used for the main pre-visit lesson which introduces asking appropriate questions. Activities are designed to appeal to students of all abilities in KS1 (year 2).
Students will have studied an animal through careful observation with recorded drawings and written notes.
They will also have come up with a number of questions most of which they will have answered from observation, reasoning or from the information boards.
There should be discussion about any â€˜unanswerableâ€™ questions.