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The Priory Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Plants and animals in our back yard...

We have had a glorious day hunting for minibeasts, investigating and comparing different micro-habitats around school. We investigated the conditions, plants and creatures that live in the tree (by means of a tree shake), the grassy bank (with a net sweep), the soil and the log-piles (by turning and digging for animals). We worked in different groups and compared our results in class (good scientists don't just test an area once!). We are also doing a scientific experiment to see if 'old bean seed' will grow as well as 'new bean seed' - a local gardener wants to know the results! Have a look at our photos...
A beautiful moth hidden in the woods
Digging to find more creatures
You can see the minibeasts better on white paper
You can see the minibeasts better on white paper
Net sweeping the grassy bank - lots of aphids
Will the old seed grow?
Will old brown seed grow as well as new white seed
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