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RZSS Education

RZSS Rainforests

Age Suitability: P4 - P7

Availability: Edinburgh Zoo

Duration of lesson: 1 hour 20 minutes

Maximum Class Size: 33


Experience the sounds and sights of the Budongo rainforest while learning about their biodiversity.

Lesson Outline:

Pupils will look at the impact of threats to the biodiversity of rainforests. They are introduced to the Budongo rainforest through the use of 360 films. They will also have the chance to handle an animal such as a snake, cockroach and/or snail, as well as some of our unique rainforest biofacts.

This session does not include an outside tour in the zoo.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To define a rainforest and locate a specific rainforest in the world
  • To appreciate the diversity of life in rainforests
  • To understand why rainforests are threatened and what can done to help rainforest conservation 

Curriculum for Excellence Outcomes:

  • SCN 1-02a 'I can explore examples of food chains and show an appreciation of how animals and plants depend on each other for food.'
  • SCN 2-01a ‘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.’
  • SOC 2-08a ‘I can discuss the environmental impact of human activity and suggest ways in which we can live in a more environmentally-responsible way.’