The Living World
Grade 4 to Grade 7

Teachers are welcome to request that the programme should emphasize a particular area of study.
Groups usually spend 3 – 4 hours at NARREC.
Not all activities are suitable for each class.
A snack break is taken during the course of the morning.
Welcome and introduction
  Activity A classroom poster introduction to ecosystems, habitats, wildlife, food chains, risks and threats  
This environment – sun, air, water, soil, plants and animals
  Activity Taking a 1km walk
North – South – East – West orientation
Sun, air, water and Primary Producers
Signs of life
  Assignment Identify different habitats
Collect rocks and create soil
Interview a tree
Identify natural signs of life forms
 Animals – birds of prey and their prey
  Activity Feathers and their function
Visit to the mammals and birds – domestic and wild
Special characteristics for species identification – beaks, feet
Listening to bird sounds
Consumers – herbivores, omnivores and carnivores
Handling the rodents
Prey and predators, scavengers
Nocturnal and diurnal animals
What animals need for living
A true story from an animal received by NARREC
Food, food chains and food pyramids
Looking after animals
  Assignment Testing the structure of feathers
Build an ecosystem (Group poster activity)
Create a species (A drawing activity)
Create a habitat (A drawing activity)
Write a short story about an animal seen today
Write a story about an endangered Namibian animal
Conservation of life
  Activity Take Care because we Share! The pyramid of life on earth
  Assignment Pyramid of life game
Create a conservation slogan
Living organisms
Key characteristics of species
Food chains
Caring for animals
Threats to the environment
Vulture Purple Roller Owl feathers