Researching Minibeasts

 In Geocaching for Schools

Lesson Planning and Rationale by Rachel, Eilidh S, Eilidh T, Neave  (Yr 3 Univ. of Stirling 2020)

Researching Minibeasts :  A sequence of three lessons

Visiting pupils with students around the fire after geocaching experiences

Short extract from the rational and some resources:

Throughout our series of lessons, sustainability is an element which is tied into the core of the lessons, with specific focus on sustainability being added into the second and third lesson. In order to understand sustainability further, the definition given by the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development is provided. Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. (Evans, M, 2019) The purpose of our sequence of lessons is to engage children with their local environment and allow them to think about and question the importance of minibeasts and their impact on ecosystems within this environment. Including children in conversation surround these key topics is critical for them to become active participants in conserving their local area. This idea is evidenced through (Davis, J, 2015) by providing children with proper education, children and young people can be positive about the part that they play in the world and how they can contribute to change. There is an extensive amount of literature surrounding the benefits of children being educated and informed participants, who can help conserve the environment. creating our sequence, sustainability was a theme incorporated throughout, with a key focus being in the last lesson of conserving minibeasts habitat.

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