Explore as a class the local seabird populations and what threats they may face from predators, allowing the children to immerse themselves in seabird conservation through biosecurity and find their own interests as a class or individually.
Pupils can distinguish fact from opinion and can recognise when information sources try to influence them and how useful these are. Pupils can persuade, argue, explore issues or express an opinion using relevant supporting detail and/or evidence. Having discussed the variety of ways and range of media used to present data, pupils can interpret and draw conclusions from the information displayed, recognising that the presentation may be misleading. Pupils can report and comment on current scientific news items to develop their knowledge and understanding of topical science. Pupils can use digital technologies to search, access and retrieve information, and are aware that not all this information will be credible.
Work through the presentation slides above and click on the relevant activity links below for downloadable resources. A suggested session structure could be as follows:
An introduction to biosecurity and why it matters. Includes outdoor games
Researching seabirds including tasks, model building and games
How to help seabirds including games, treasure hunts and identifying tracks
Setting a design challenge and biodiversity action planning
Groups present and evaluate ideas including news-reading, games and writing
Spreading the word including stories, map activity and games