Nutrition and reproduction Workshop
Did you know that many of the typical morphological features of our species are primarily related to the benefits that offer for reproducing? And that by analysing the teeth of mammals we can differentiate between carnivores and herbivores? In this workshop, students will analyse multiple structures and strategies used by animals and driven by the two great engines of evolution: the need to feed and the need to reproduce. We will focus on studying samples from vertebrate fauna, making continuous comparisons with human forms of organisation; this will serve as a reference model for exploring similarities and characteristics among these types of animal.
Duration: 2 hours
Start times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm
This activity is aimed at the 1st year of GCSE studies. It is also suitable for pupils from upper primary and 2nd year of GCSE studies.
Let's go to the Zoo
The group/class is accompanied by a member of the Zoo’s education team throughout the workshop.
With the help of a workbook, biological materials from animals, photographs and other resources, pupils learn interactively about the main characteristics vertebrates use for feeding and reproduction.
Through this approach, pupils are in charge of their own learning.
The group can stay in the Zoo until closing time.
- Competency in knowledge and interaction with the physical world.
- Competency in learning to learn.
- Study the main nutritional characteristics of vertebrates.
- Study the main reproductive characteristics of vertebrates.
- We start by studying nutrition and reproduction, working in small groups.
- Promote respect for animals through better understanding.
The group-class is divided into four subgroups, each of which works on different aspects of nutrition and reproduction in vertebrates. All pupils work on the different exercises.
- Beaks, mouths and teeth.
- Reproduction I.
- Reproduction II.
- Inheritance (to be worked on in the school)
Materials: (Please bring writing materials)
- Workbook, biological materials, information boards, photographs.
Small groups: €234 (up to 21 pupils). For each additional pupil up to a group size of 25, the price is €8.15/pupil. The workshop is free for teachers.
Large groups: €267 (up to 29 pupils). For each additional pupil up to a group size of 30, the price is €8.15/pupil. The workshop is free for teachers.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT DURING LOW PERIODS
If your school activity with the Education Department takes place during September, December, January or February, you’ll benefit from a 20% discount off the price. In addition, if during these months the activity takes place on a Monday or a Tuesday, the discount will rise to 30%. (*)
(*) If you book an activity with the Education Department and this promotional offer is applicable but the activity has to be cancelled due to a situation of force majeure, we will endeavour to reschedule it for another time under the same terms and conditions.