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Visit: ZSL London or Whipsnade Zoo

Award Level Star, SuperStar

If you’re looking for a fantastic day out for your class, with amazing animals to see and plenty of science learning opportunities then ZSL zoos are the place for you. Each education session is accredited as an activity which counts towards a CREST Star or SuperStar Award.

ZSL London Zoo

  • Hands on! (Star):Investigate real animal hair, scales and feathers! Pupils will describe how animals feel, and find out how we can group them by their body coverings.
  • Sense-ations (Star)Dare you put your hand in the feely bag? Do you know which animals taste with their feet? A fun, interactive workshop exploring human and animal senses.
  • Discover Teeth & Feeding (SuperStar):Pupils investigate a range of animal skulls and teeth to discover how animals are adapted for different diets and which feeding groups they belong to.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

  • Colour and camouflage (Star): How and why do animals use colour and pattern? Students will investigate real fur and feathers to describe how animals use camouflage to survive in the wild.
  • Habitats and Adaptations (SuperStar): Pupils investigate how animals survive in the wild and how these adaptations are suited to the habitat they live in.
  • On the Edge (SuperStar): Pupils will be introduced to endangered species and discover the threats facing the species in the wild.
  • Teeth and Diets (SuperStar): Pupils become dental detectives as they discover the true identity of skulls by investigating the adaptations to feeding and diets.
Resource: Rainbow colour collectors

Resource: Rainbow colour collectors

Cosmic and Gem are sad that the rainbow has vanished. “Don’t worry,” says Aunt Stella. “The world is full of colours. You can be rainbow colour collectors and make your own rainbow.”
Hoodie hearing (Helynt yr hwdi)

Hoodie hearing (Helynt yr hwdi)

Mrs Teachem, narrowly avoided a collision with a pupil at the entrance to the school. “He couldn’t hear a thing!” exclaimed Mrs Teachem. “He didn’t even hear the horn with that hoodie over his ears. Perhaps I should ban hoodies.”
Resource: Polymer problem (Problem polymerau)

Resource: Polymer problem (Problem polymerau)

Polymers are long chains of tiny particles joined together in groups, a bit like long strings of beads. Scientists at Horners use polymers to create great new products. But they need more ideas!
Just my cup of tea (Fy hoff gwpan)

Just my cup of tea (Fy hoff gwpan)

In the A Nice Cup of Tea (Paned da o de) project you can find out about the nation’s favourite drink and how people from around the world create the perfect cuppa! Overview (Trosolwg) In this activity you can find out more about different tea cups. Do all cups and...
Resource: Discus dilemma (Dryswch y ddisgen)

Resource: Discus dilemma (Dryswch y ddisgen)

Mr Cleanup thinks that a tiny UFO has landed on the playground. Local detective, Miss Terry, has come to investigate, she says, “It’s not a spaceship, it’s a discus!”