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Join in with the Butterfly Conservation Survey

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5th Jun 2020

Butterfly Conservation need YOUR butterfly sightings.

This spring they need the help of everyone who is at home, with a garden or outdoor space or those back at school. Each recording is important for their work to conserve UK butterflies.

They know that climate change is making butterflies emerge earlier in spring and some are spreading to new parts of the UK. And they need your help to tell them where and when you saw them.

This a great activity to do if you are either home schooling or back in school as the children can keep their social distancing space as they look out for butterflies.

This activity helps you to meet many of the NC knowledge objectives such as;

• Explore and use the classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.
• Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
• Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution
• Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird

And working scientifically objectives;
• Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment,......

Follow the link to the Butterfly Conservation page to find out how to get involved .

Download our Free Lesson Plan

This easy to follow lesson takes your class through creating a curious creature with peculiar adaptations