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Why do scientists classify animals? What similarities do all mammals have?

In this workshop students will explore and handle a variety of taxidermy animals from around the world to understand how and why scientists sort animals into groups.

Students will practice using a classification key to sort invertebrates and identify the features of mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Students will also be challenged to classify some mystery animals.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2

Ages: 7-11

Subjects: Science

Topics: Animals, Insects, Living Things & Habitats, Plants, Team Building, Local Wildlife

Type: At Venue

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: From £2.41 per student (£72.50 per session, excluding VAT)

Dates: Ongoing

Max. Students: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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The Horniman connects us all with global cultures and the natural environment, encouraging us to shape a positive future for the world we all share.

Learn about their world-class collections and discover information about world cultures, music, different species and the natural environment we all share.

There is more that unites us than divides us, and this can clearly be seen when looking at the 350,000 or so objects in the Horniman collections.

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