Teeth, Diet & Food Chains
This topic investigates the diet of animals and the effect that this has on their teeth. It looks at food chains and energy transfer and how nature supports a wide range of animals in various ecosystems. Children will learn how to draw food chains and identify which teeth are best for which job.
It is suggested that children complete the pre-visit activities in order to establish a baseline knowledge when they arrive at the zoo.
The activities include a mixture of direct teachers from the zoo staff, active learning, critical skills and enquiry challenges. They also encourage the children to work both independently and as part of a group.