Scotland's Wildlife: Ideal Homes Some animals live snuggled up in a burrow - others are happiest perched on a high cliff. Explore Scotland’s diverse natural habitats and meet the wildlife that lives in them. Design an ideal home for encouraging biodiversity in your playground or local area. Level 2 (P4 – P7) 10:15/12:45/ 2 hours What will my pupils do in the workshop? Explore Scotland’s bird and mammal specimens and consider their uniquely diverse environments. Look at the specimens’ teeth, claws feathers and fur to decide what they are, where they live and what they eat. Discuss how humans are adapted to our environment and the tools we use to help us. Decide how animal adaptations help them live in that environment. Discuss the effects, good or bad, that humans can have on animals. Working in groups, design an ‘ideal home’ for a Scottish bird or mammal in your local area. Follow up activities This workshop may be followed up by a visit to our Animal World gallery. You can see pictures from an 'Ideal Homes' workshop on the Feast Bowl blog. Curriculum links SCN 2-01aI can identify and classify examples of living things, past and present, to help me appreciate their diversity. I can relate physical and behavioural characteristics to their survival or extinction. SCN 2-02aI can use my knowledge of the interactions and energy flow between plants and animals in ecosystems, food chains and webs. I have contributed to the design or conservation of a wildlife area. SOC 2-08aI can discuss the environmental impact of human activity and suggest ways in which we can live in a more environmentally-responsible way. SOC 1-13bBy exploring a natural environment different from my own, I can discover how the physical features influence the variety of living things.