Meet an ecologist (primary)


Animals, including humans, Living things and their habitats, Working scientifically, Ecosystems

How can I use this with my class?

Use this pair of resources to give pupils a basic understanding of what a career/job is and to link classroom knowledge and skills to those used by people in the real-world, thereby broadening horizons and showing pupils who they could become. Use the video to show Jan the ecologist using special equipment to count and identify minibeasts. Then, refer to the ‘Building career awareness guide’ for ideas and activities that will help you develop your pupils’ interest in being an ecologist, still further.

Download the resource below and come back here when you’re ready to watch the video.

Download the full lesson

What's inside

Just want one of the lesson resources? No problem…

Want to make a career connection?

Learn about careers related to this lesson…

Related content

Discover other resources around this topic…

Introducing living things and their habitats

Understand all about living things and their habitats. Explore and identify animals and plants, and classify them as living, dead, never been alive and more.

6 items

Download the full lesson

Food chains

Help your pupils develop their understanding of food chains with these three resources.

3 items

Download the full lesson