3rd July 2019
Our Biology students spent five days at Malham Tarn Field Studies Centre in the Yorkshire Dales.
This was great opportunity to spend time learning and researching outside of the classroom, experiencing hand-on practical work. The trip covered a number of topics including freshwater ecosystem sampling; investigating the living organisms found in a nearby river and small mammal trapping. Students learnt how population sizes of mobile organisms are calculated using a mark, release, recapture method.
The group also completed a research task which will contribute towards the practical criteria needed to pass the Biology A Level. To end a really enjoyable week, our staff and students sat round the campfire. They said they’d formed new friendships and gained a renewed enthusiasm for the biology topics covered in the classroom.
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