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Learning Contract

Aberdeen City Council – Education and Children’s Services

Event Title

Marvellous Minibeasts

Focus Area

Science – Planet Earth

Commissioned By

 

Date of event

03/05/2017 or 30/05/2017

Time of event

4 – 6.00pm

Venue

Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, AB24 2TZ.

Target Personnel

First level primary school teachers

Maximum no of participants

16

Minimum no of participants

8

Course Content/Objectives

This CPD session aims to train teachers in the use of the excellent resources found at Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre and Cruickshank Botanic Garden. Participation in this workshop will enable teachers to deliver activities that increase the child’s awareness and appreciation of the diversity and importance of invertebrates in the environment.  Teachers will also develop confidence in identifying mini-beasts and communicatingtheir diversity and interdependency through 1) invertebrate handling which will engage the child’s observation skills, and 2) outdoor activities which identify mini-beasts in their habitats. Self-led visits can be booked following the CPD, but within a specific time frame.

CfE outcomes include: SCN 1-02a, SOC 1-13b

 

Outcomes sought

Completion of this session will enable teachers to use Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre and Cruickshank Botanic Gardens to confidently deliver the “Marvellous Minibeasts” workshop to their classes through interactive and outdoor learning whilst:

  • enhancing their own knowledge and understanding of science, biodiversity and sustainability at the same time as developing appropriate skills and resources.
  • increasing scientific literacy, creating greater curiosity and developing understanding of the environment and the relevance of science
  • developing strategies to deliver complex science and environmental issues in the classroom

How does it link to the standards

2.1.2 Have knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum and its development

2.1.2 Have knowledge and understanding of the relevant area(s) of pre-school, primary or secondary curriculum.

Do you have questions about Marvellous Minibeasts? Contact Aberdeen City Council - Education and Children's Services

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Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre
Zoology Building
Tillydrone Avenue
AB24 2TZ ABERDEEN
United Kingdom

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Aberdeen City Council - Education and Children's Services

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