Science at Home - Pond DippingQuick View

Science at Home - Pond Dipping

This group of resources has been created for use as induction to science work for year 6 students preparing for secondary school. They can generally be used by KS2 and KS3 students (years 3 to 8) though.
A guide to pond dippingQuick View

A guide to pond dipping

Scientist Janet Sumner talks to some pond dippers about what is involved, during an event at the OUs regional office in Oxford.
Wildlife Detective: make a pond dipping netQuick View

Wildlife Detective: make a pond dipping net

Are there monsters in the pond? Find out by making your own net to catch them. Simple, fun and easy to follow instructions. For more instructions on how to make things for investigating nature; including pooters, an animal trap and a sweep net look at our web-site
Minibeasts and pond dipping vocab/Count minibeastsQuick View

Minibeasts and pond dipping vocab/Count minibeasts

Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. Illustrated vocabulary sheets for minibeasts and pond dipping with tally sheet for minibeasts. Count down in 2s pages for minibeasts includes naming and memory task and opportunities for discussion. Items to count are presented in the same layout as Numicon pieces.
Y2 SATs Practice Pack: Pond DippingQuick View

Y2 SATs Practice Pack: Pond Dipping

This resource pack provides opportunities for year 2 pupils to develop comprehension and writing skills in preparation for SATs and end of year assessments. It is part of a collection of resources, covering a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, and includes a model text with questions and answers, plus a fully resourced writing task. A PowerPoint is also provided.
How to go pond dipping - non-fiction comprehension - Year 2Quick View

How to go pond dipping - non-fiction comprehension - Year 2

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, perfect for using in the summer term. There are three differentiated sets of instructions on how to go pond dipping, with differentiated questions. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. There are a range of 'what, ’ ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
Pond Life Discovery SheetsQuick View

Pond Life Discovery Sheets

Simple sheets for pupils to record on. Linked to pond dipping activities. Sheets include PCS symbols to help support those pupils who may need visual prompts.
Spot It: PondsQuick View

Spot It: Ponds

A tick sheet to help you to identify what's living in your pond. Perfect for pond dipping activities. For other spot it ID sheets for things such as minibeasts or birds and mammals see our website
Characteristics of pond creaturesQuick View

Characteristics of pond creatures

A worksheet for pupils to record the characteristics of pond creatures: number of legs, antennae, wings, how it breathes, type of eater and whether it is a vertebrate or an invertebrate. Ideal to use after pond-dipping. Suitable for year 4 onwards.
Pond dipping "What do I see  " A song with  percussion   . Video, Mp3s, PPT, notation, follow up.Quick View

Pond dipping "What do I see " A song with percussion . Video, Mp3s, PPT, notation, follow up.

Early years and key stage 1. Song about pond dipping with simple tuned percussion. Suitable for non specialist Videos , PPT , backing tracks, notation and follow up ideas Covers these stages. Pupils should be taught to: • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes • play tuned and untuned instruments musically • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Free Pond Ecosystem lessonQuick View

Free Pond Ecosystem lesson

A pond is an example of a small-scale ecosystem that we typically student at GCSE Geography. Pond ecosystems depend on balance and equllibrium of all the interdependant parts that make it up; both the living ( biotic) and non-living ( abiotic). This lesson presumes you are lucky enough to have a pond on, or close to your school site to visit and carry out the field sketching tasks. However, if not, there is a detailed picture of a pond ecosystem on the slide they can copy if needed. Students start with a discussions, recap on producers, consumers and decomposers ( this lesson assumes a base-line understanding on food chains). Students sketch the pond with guidance and label appropriately using the mini-beasts spotter card to help them identify animals found on the pond, or through pond-dipping There is an exit card/ small write up task at the end.
Pond Life Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Dipping MinibeastsQuick View

Pond Life Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Dipping Minibeasts

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of 'Pond Lfie'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
Freshwater Invertebrate Recording SheetsQuick View

Freshwater Invertebrate Recording Sheets

Recording sheet for use while pond dipping in a lake, stream or pond. The first worksheet requires a simple tick if present, whilst the second one asks pupils to tally their results and to consider how may herbivores, detritivores and carnivores they found. This worksheet leads to the 'what east what?&' worksheet to tabulate their results.
Food chains, food websQuick View
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Food chains, food webs

pond dipping, energy flow, food pyramids, ecological relationships. Investigating a school pond. Several different food chains to investigate different habitats. Tables to collect data from a pond dip. Interactive links to web sites. If you don't have Promethean software download viewer from: please leave feedback.