Hibernation - an extended period where an animal is inactive
Discuss with student’s what hibernation is, why animals hibernate and when they hibernate.
In the resource ‘Hibernation (KS1&2)’, our aim is to teach students about:
- Developing scientific language including terms "hibernation" and "torpor"
- Learning which animals hibernate for winter, and those who don’t.
- Understanding how and why animals build nests and dens
- Exploring their creative writing
Follow up this activity, with colouring in a squirrel and learning a quick fact about them, to get them thinking about animals that hibernate in winter. In addition, get them to build a nest for a bird after they’ve learned and understood why animals build nests.
Documents are suitable for all Primary ages with adaptations listed where necessary.
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