Here is a downloadable lesson plan that can either be used pre visit, or as
follow up work back at school. It links to the workshops available in the
museum and links to the National Curriculum.
This lesson introduces children to the variety of wildlife, particularly
birds, mammals and insects, that live in, around and above the canal. It
introduces the concept of habitat, and looks at the ways in which careless
pollution can threaten such wildlife.
- To understand the meaning of the word habitat in an ecological context.
- To discover the variety of species that may be found living in or near
- To learn about different types of pollution, and learn about the dangers
they may cause.
National Curriculum Links
- KS1 Science Sc2 Life Processes & Living Things 5 Living Things in Their
- KS1 Maths Ma2 Number 5a & b Processing, Representing & Interpreting
- All children will learn that a variety of different animals live in &
near the canal, and how to write a tally chart.
- Most children will be able to classify these into classes eg birds,
mammals, insects etc without help
- Some children will understand the concept of habitat and the dangers of
Lesson Plan - Canal Wildlife (PDF)