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Thatcham Park's Virtual Science Week

Please photograph any things you do! Draw pictures, write out your tasks, we would love to see how you have saved the environment!

More online science resources can be found here on the school website.

Create an eco-system

Can you create a habitat for some creatures using things at home? We have attached two experiments that create ecosystems. One is for fish so may be slightly challenging, but could you use the ideas for other creatures?

Garden Creatures

Are there any animals living in your garden? Is there a hedgehog? Or a frog? Or do you own a pet that lives outside such as a rabbit? What do these animals do?

Observe the animals in their environment and record what you see.

When do they move about?

What do they eat?

Are they slow or quick?

Do they like to be near humans?

Where are they in the garden?

You could use what you see to pretend to be a creature and write a diary about them. Or just record what you see every day for the week.

Natural Art

Go in to the garden or a local walk and see which materials you could use to create a picture. Are there different shades you could use? How can you show the differences in all of the things around you?

Bug Hunt

Go into the garden or on a local walk and see if you can find any insects, bugs, animals. You could write down what you see, draw them, describe them. Are they all the same?

Did you know there are over 5 million species of insects?

Once you have identified a range of insects you could then create a mini beast home for them. Here is a link to give you some ideas!


Growing Seeds

If you have any seeds you could grow them and then compare how the plants you have grown are the same and how they are different. If you eat any fruit remember to keep the seeds as you could grow these as well. Try this an experiment for growing seeds in a jar.

Become a bird spotter

There are so many birds in our world and they often visit the garden, but what are they? You may know the obvious ones such as a pigeon but can you name others? Here is a list of potential birds you may see, look outside and see how many you can tick off from your window!
What is the same about these birds?

What are the differences?


Get Creative

Now that you know about the birds in your garden how can you encourage others to visit you? You could create a bird feeder and fill it with seeds that they may eat. Or you could create a bird house.

Here are a few ideas to get you started for other ways you could attract wildlife to your local area.

Earn a Badge

You can earn virtual badges for supporting wildlife:


Odd One Out

Which is the odd one out and why? There is no right or wrong answer here, you just need to explain your thinking!

 If you want even more here is a link to a range of different activities you could try. Have you ever heard of a wildlife kebab? Now is your chance!

Live Web Cams

Here is a collection of webcams around the world showing live images of a range of different wildlife.

Take a selfie with a wild animal

Using a mobile phone (with permission) into a Google search bar type the name of an animal e.g tiger.

Just underneath the image search results and the Wikipedia description of the tiger you'll be able to see a little box which says, " Meet a life-sized tiger up close".

Click the "view in 3D" button, then click "view in your space" to see the tiger in your own surroundings.

You'll need to give Google access to your camera for it to be able to insert the tiger into your space.

How many different animals can you find?

Be an Eco Warrier

Can you make the right decisions to save these different senarios. Remember all actions have consequences including financial ones.


Research a Scientist

Research a scientist that you would like to know more about. You can use the internet, books, videos etc. Then create a fact sheet (poster) about them and their work. It should be colourful and informative. You can do it by hand or on the computer.

Choose an Investigation

Have a look at some of the science experiments on this website. You can either have a go yourself or watch the videos, then draw a diagram or write a paragraph explaining what happened.

What is biodiversity and why does it matter?

FInd out more about biodiversity and why it is so important to our planet and it's survival.

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