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Biodiversity: Life In Scotland

Our Digital Schools Sessions bring the museum to your classroom. Our free sessions are led by our team of Enablers and are broadcast using Microsoft Teams. Read our FAQs for further information about our sessions.

About the session


Biodiversity: Life In Scotland

Suitable for

Primary 4–7


Friday 28 April (10:00 & 11:30)


10:00 - 10:25, 11:30 - 11:55


25 mins


Sessions are free of charge and are available to UK-based schools only.

By the end of the session, we will

understand that there are a wide variety of living things on our planet. Through focussing on Scotland specifically, you will see how all living things rely on each other.


Join our Learning Enablers and learn about four different ecosystems in Scotland through objects, games and microscopic imagery. We will investigate Scotland's biodiversity as an example of interdependence in ecosystems. Accompanying activities will help your class explore wider issues around biodiversity. 

Curriculum links

I can distinguish between living and non-living things. I can sort living things into groups and explain my decisions. SCN 1-01a 

I can explore examples of food chains and show an appreciation of how animals and plants depend on each other for food. SCN 1-02a

I 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 2-01a

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Pre and post activities for your digital session
Introduction To Biodiversity Teachers' Notes
PDF (2.2 MB)
Exploring Biodiversity Teachers' Notes
PDF (2.8 MB)
Outdoor Journey Teachers' Notes
PDF (786.3 KB)
Outdoor Journey Worksheet
PDF (457.6 KB)
Collecting The Climate Emergency Worksheet
PDF (348.9 KB)

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