KS1 - Woodlice habitats

All animals have importance and value irrelevant of size or difference to us

This fun lesson involves gathering evidence to find out what type of material woodlice would like to live under. This scientific investigation of animals in their habitats can be carried out over several lessons. It is important to consider the needs of animals and avoid moving them into the classroom. Pupils should also be reminded of the code of conduct Ground rules made in their previous lesson.

KEY STAGE: 1 and 2


  • Science
  • ICT
  • Citizenship
  • Habitats

Included in this lesson plan:

  • Starter activity
  • Main activity
  • Plenary activity
  • Extension activity
  • Curriculum objectives
  • Learning outcomes
  • Vocabulary

Download full lesson plan: Woodlice habitats (Word 916KB)

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Teachers notes: Ground rules (PDF 67KB)