Pond Dipping

Session Guide

Pond Dipping

Discover the underwater world

An exciting way to investigate habitats, food chains, learn about classification or even how to observe creatures closely and using keys to identify invertebrates that the students are generally less familiar with.  We will provide all the equipment needed such as pond nets, white trays, magnifying glasses, ID sheets, safety line. 

Session Details

  • This session is suitable for one class at a time of up to 30 children 
  • It can last 50 minutes for groups splitting their day into 3 sessions
  • or 90 minutes for groups splitting their day into 2 sessions
  • Required ratio – 1 adult : 6 children

Self-guided Visits

Download the pdf guides for running this session as a self-guided visit below.

Early Years

Click here to download the EYFS pdf guides for these activities:

Session Overview and Curriculum Links

Activity How-to Guide

Key Stage 1

Click here to download the KS1 pdf guides for these activities:

Session Overview and Curriculum Links

Activity How-to Guide

Key Stage 2

Click here to download the KS2 pdf guides for these activities:

Session Overview and Curriculum Links

Activity How-to Guide

Session Map

This session stays close to the field centre as the pond is only a 3 minute walk from the building.

Download the Pond Dipping session map

Pond dipping

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Resources

Get excited and lay the foundations before your visit, or follow up the session and solidify key learning outcomes with these additional resources.

Watch our 5 minute video guide on how to introduce pond dipping to your group

Watch our 15 minute guided video microscope session of creatures found in the pond