School Classes 3-4

Adapting to habitats

Adapting to life underwater

Animals have had to adapt to their habitats in the water in different ways. At first we take a look at a theoretical view of the general structure of fish before starting a tour of the Aquarium, in which children can observe around them using the knowledge they have acquired of living animals. By doing so they learn to understand the variations of the basic structure as a means of adapting the habitat.

Subject area:

  • Exploiting natural phenomena/adaptedness of an animal to its habitat/water
  • Exploring and documenting the adaptedness of an animal to its habitat

Insects and arachnids

Many people are disgusted by spiders and insects, and this is why these species are particularly fascinating, just take an accurate, yet calm look at them. The pupils get an insight into the differences and similarities of these two systematic groups, learn all sorts of interesting facts, gradually breaking down the prejudices and disgust.

Subject area:
• Exploiting natural phenomena
• Exploring and documenting the adaptedness of an animal to its habitat

Life cycles of fish and amphibians

The thematic focus is on the life cycles and the reproductive behaviour of fish and amphibians in this guided session. Together we compile the general life cycles using concrete examples, where we deal with the differences and particularities.

Subject area:
• Getting to know the temporal processes in nature
• Compiling the life cycles of animals

On the go with the research team

Mystery tour

This especially interactive guided session, which is also suitable for field days, will enable the pupils to not only test their knowledge on fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects in a playful manner, but also find out more about our Aquarium inhabitants as a result. Many exciting questions yet to be answered are waiting for the children.

Subject area:
• Exploiting natural phenomena