Ten of the best environmental resources
4 January 2008Add to My Folder
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50 Spotter’s Cards
These 50 spotter’s cards, available in a variety of themes including trees, wild flowers and birds, are fantastic for learning about the environment. Each card contains a detailed picture to aid identification, as well as a whole load of fascinating information and facts.
Earth IQ book
Packed with colourful pictures, amazing facts, a giant Earth wallchart, jigsaw puzzle and compass, Earth IQ has plenty to keep children entertained. Children can take a trip around our amazing planet with this book – it’s out of this world!
Observe these fascinating creatures and learn about their lifestyle with this Worm world set that comes with a viewing chamber, tunnelling materials and housekeeping instructions. All you need to supply are some wiggly worms – and you’re away.
These wooden bird calls are available to buy for a range of different birds. Although some are easier to master than others, blow into the small wooden device to produce authentic sounding birdsong.
These budget binoculars are great for school trips or outdoor science work, and the small and lightweight design make them ideal for little hands. This pack is sold in a set of six.
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This pop-up greenhouse is ideal if your school is lacking in places to plant. With its zip-up front, the greenhouse is simple to open so children can be in charge of care and watering, as well as keeping track of weather conditions using the weather chart. Once the topic is over, the greenhouse can be folded away and stored.
Why not allow your class to grow their own vegetables? The root viewer comes complete with everything you’ll need to grow your own carrot, onion and radish. The set includes simple instructions, seeds, compost and perspex tubes – allowing you to watch the growth of your vegetables from the warmth of the classroom.
This detailed poster of over 100 common creepy-crawlies is perfect for introducing children to a topic on minibeasts, or to help with bug identification after a nature trail. The names of the insects are listed in German, French and Latin, as well as English. Other posters are available, including vegetables, fruit and birds.
Provide protection for smaller birds during the colder weather by hanging these small roosting nests round your school. The nests are made from natural materials and are lightweight and easy to hang onto hedges, walls, small trees and bushes. A real ‘tweet’ for birds!
Metal hand tool set
This is a perfect little set of tools for mini gardeners and includes a small trowel, rake and fork. These tools are great for encouraging children to take an interest in the environment and the outdoors.