Year 6 study animal artefacts

Wednesday 28 February 2018

On Tuesday 27 February, Year 6 carried out an adaptation study using artefacts which were borrowed from Tring Museum. These included a fully grown fox, a tawny owl, three types of finches, a rabbit and some insects.

The girls did some detailed observation, making sketches of some of the features they identified. These included the shape of ears, position of eyes, colour of coat and teeth.

Using their observations and information given, the girls then matched these features to the habitats that the animals live in. The pupils noted how carnivores have eyes at the front of the head allowing them to spot and chase their pray, whilst the rabbit’s eyes were on the sides of his head allowing him to have a better view and ability to hide from predators.

This helped the girls appreciate the skill of observation and how it deepens our understanding of the world around us.