The number of endangered animals in the UK has doubled over the past 10 years according to wildlife experts. Hedgehogs, house sparrows and harvest mice are among the 1,149 species that have been identified as being under threat and in need of help to survive. Hundreds of wildlife experts spent more than two years working out which species need the most protection. The government-approved list is aimed at increasing awareness of conservation and the animals and habitats at risk.
Children identify the features within a typical garden that both encourage and deter hedgehogs.
- to identify the effect of changes to the habitat on some organisms
Children will learn:
- to draw conclusions which match the observations made and relate these to their prediction and to their knowledge about the habitat
- to suggest questions which relates to an organism in its natural habitat and say what they think will happen
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.