Bird Brains – Freaky Beaky
Site: Lotherton Hall
This workshop is led by museums staff.
Why do birds have beaks? What do they use them for? Compare the beak shapes of seed and meat eaters and discover the reasons why they have adapted in that way to suit their natural habitat.
You can tell what a bird eats by the shape of its beak. This two-hour long workshop is a fascinating introduction to the world of birds, comparing body and beak shapes, from meat eaters to seed eaters and the different habitats in which they live. The workshop include an interactive tour of the Lotherton Bird Garden, and will focus on variation and classification, adaptation and feeding relationships, and encourage development of speaking and listening skills.
KS1 children will meet Carlos the Condor, our metre tall glove puppet, who will guide the children through their experience.
Supported by the Carnival of Colour Colouring Book with 12 exotic birds from our collection, line-drawn for your children to colour in at school or at the Bird Garden, with information about each and a world map to plot where they come from.
For more information, please contact the Learning and Access Officer on 0113 2813259.
Want to know even more about birds and adaptation? How about looking at our workshops at Leeds City Museum and the Discovery Centre? Or, ask Artemis, the school object loans collection, if they have specimens you could have in the classroom for before and after your visit.
Sc1: Scientific Enquiry, 2. Investigative skills
KS1 Sc2: Life processes and living things: 1. Life processes, 4. Variation and classification, 5. Living things in their environment
KS2 Sc2: Life processes and living things: 4. Variation and classification, 5. Living things in their environment, (inc adaptation, and feeding relationships)
English: 1. En1 Speaking and listening: Speaking, 2. En1 Speaking and listening: Listening
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30