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The Loch Ness Exhibition - Information for Schools
The Loch Ness debate provides a fascinating and unexpected educational vehicle for exploring techniques of general enquiry and ecological reasoning.
Workpacks for use after the visit are concerned with "Evaluating the usefulness and reliability of information" and "Interaction of living things with their environments".
Time and Capacity
The performance runs for 25 minutes, well within the attention span of most children and permits a visit to be included as a part of other educational visits to Edinburgh's larger attractions. Seating capacity: 34.
School Group Rates
£3 per child (aged 7-15) for 2012, £4 per child for 2013
School visits must be booked in advance on 01456 450573 or by E-Mail.
Pre-Visit Workpacks (see below). You will require Adobe Reader to view our workpacks. If you do not already have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you may download it here or click on the logo below:
Click on the links below to download Workpacks. Save the files to your computer then print them. Please note: some of these files are very large; please be patient while they download. Broadband connection recommended.
THE PRE-VISIT ORIENTATION WORKPACK
FIND LOCH NESS - Geography and Map Work
NESS WORDSEARCH - Pre-history of Scotland and Word Puzzle
WORDINESS - Discussion. Words: Different things to different people.
THE FOOD CHAINS & PYRAMIDS WORKPACK
Download Teacher Notes
General Notes An A4 overview with text and thumbnail pictures of class resources
Food Chain Notes What to do: how to cut out and organise the food chain - on a board or chart, or using an open space.
Food Pyramid Notes What to do: how to cut out and organise the food pyramid - on a board or chart, or using an open space.
Food Pyramid Extra Options Notes What to do: how to cut out and organise the food - pollution and "optional diet" pyramid - on a board or chart, or using an open space.
Download Classroom Resources
Below you will find the classroom activity resources. You could laminate them or just cut along the dotted lines to get 8 picture cards from each A4 sheet.
Food Chain Resources 11 Habitats with colourful cards showing a producer - consumer - predator and (sometimes) a top predator from each habitat.
Food Pyramid Resources A colourful set of cards that build into a food pyramid based on the Loch Ness habitat.
Food Pyramid extra Options Two extra suites of cards that demonstrate:
THE LOCH NESS ENQUIRY WORKPACK
Investigate an incident at Loch Ness!
Loch Ness Enquiry Teacher Notes The notes are bulleted in numerical order with 3 columns:
Loch Ness Enquiry Class Resources The Class Resources:
16 pages - A4 Black and White Graphics. Assemble the numbered graphics and use with the numbered sections within the teacher notes.