Our lessons for younger learners are extremely popular. You can visit us at Jealott's Hill or we can bring our science to you.
Minibeasts – Pupils will learn why insects are important and can be beneficial as well as pests. We introduce lifecycles and demonstrate the characteristics of insects and their adaptation to different habitats and lifestyles. Pupils (and teachers) can also handle some of our friendly minibeasts, including giant Madagascan hissing cockroaches, stick insects, caterpillars and beetles.
Shopping Basket – Our most popular activity. Using the contents of a typical shopping basket, pupils will learn what plants our foods come from and where in the world they are grown. We are lucky to be able to grow a fantastic array of plants in our glasshouses including rice, corn and bananas and these provide a great sensory experience. We can also introduce concepts of healthy eating.
Farm visit – Jealott’s Hill farm is a mixed dairy and arable farm and pupils will get the opportunity to learn about the food that is produced on the farm. They will be able to see calves and also visit the cows in the milking parlour. The farm is a showcase for a wealth of features to encourage biodiversity in a farmed environment.
Growing Healthy Plants – Pupils will learn about plant growth and why plants are important. We look at plant requirements for growth and some of the threats that plants face from insects and diseases. Pupils can label parts of a plant and the structure of flowers. Pupils can also plant their own seeds to take home.
Good Bugs & Bad Bugs – Created to give Year 6 pupils an introduction to microbiology. We talk about the uses and threats from bacteria, yeast, fungi and viruses. We use 3D images and prepared agar plates to bring these small organisms to life. We can also carry out some practical microbiology activities at our Jealott’s Hill site.