Environmental changes

This lesson pack for year 4 and P5, linking to the topics living things and habitats and biodiversity and interdependence, explains how changes to the environment can cause danger to living things. Pupils will find out how oil pollution affects the feathers of migrating birds in a hands-on activity. They will also discuss the difficulties some female sea turtles face when they migrate back to beaches to lay their eggs.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining why animals migrate and the difficulties they face due to changes to their environment
  • Printable instructions for the activity
  • A PowerPoint presentation about migrating sea turtles
  • A printable sheet to record ideas

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Bowls
  • Vegetable oil
  • Feathers
  • Water
  • Washing-up liquid or soap
  • Sponges
  • Pencils
  • Tablespoons
Year 4
Living things and habitats
Environmental changes

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