Bird Brains – Extinction! Agghhh!
Site: Lotherton Hall
Science, Literacy, PSHE
This workshop is led by museums staff.
Why do birds become extinct? A guided investigation for older students about the causes of extinction.
Students will investigate the causes of extinction: from deforestation, pollution and climate change, to the loss of wetlands, the destruction of wilderness for farmland, introduced alien species, illegal hunting, pollution and ultimately the greatest threat of all - rising human population.
Using examples of the Dodo, Moa, Great Auk, Passenger Pigeon and Carolina Parakeet, this conservation-focussed talk gives your class a real overview of the challenges facing all wildlife on planet Earth – including ourselves. Talk notes are available on request.
For more information, please contact the Learning and Access Officer on 0113 2813259.
Want to know more about evolution and extinction? How about looking at the workshops on offer at the Leeds Museum Disovery Centre? We can even bring some of the collections to you as outreach.
KS2 Science: Sc1: Scientific Enquiry: 2. Investigative skills. Sc2: Life processes and living things, 4. Variation and classification, 5. Living things in their environment, Adaptation, Feeding relationships
KS2 English: 1. En1 Speaking and listening: Speaking, 2. En1 Speaking and listening: Listening
KS2 PSHE: 2. Preparing to play an active role as citizens (sustainability of the environment)
KS3 Science: Key Concepts: 1.1 Scientific thinking, 1.2 Applications and implications of science, 1.4 Collaboration
Range and Content: 3.3 Organisms, behaviour and health
KS3 English: Key Processes: 2.1 Speaking and listening
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30