Freshwater stream dipping
The streams on-site and nearby are teeming with exciting water creatures waiting to be discovered!
Waterworld is suitable for all ages and can easily be adapted to suit your curriculum requirements.
We can focus on adaptations, the use identification keys, sampling and sorting or do it just for fun!
For a more scientific study we can compare samples from fast and slow areas of the stream or compare our on-site stream with that of an open moorland stream.
A great opportunity to think about river habitats and geography too!
Curriculum LinksSCIENCE – feeding relationships, adaptations; variation and classification; use simple equipment and materials ENGLISH: Listening; Speaking; Group discussion and interaction CITIZENSHIP: Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities; Preparing to play an active role as citizens
Learning OutcomesUnderstand the adaptations needed for different habitats within the stream Handle the invertebrates with care and consideration. Appreciate the role of herbivores and carnivores in a food chain Be confident using an Identification Key Recognise and name many of the invertebrates that they find Work safely as a team in and out of the water