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Bioaccumulation and food chains with the Otter Project

  • CalendarAvailable on request
  • Clock outlineUp to 2 hours

Pupils (KS2-4) are guided through the concepts of food chains and bioaccumulation in the context of real life and current research examples.

As well as lessons on food chains and bioaccumulation, there are literacy, numeracy and thinking activities for starters and plenaries. For example:

  • developing vocals
  • odd one out
  • source square
  • memory graph
  • cloze activity.

All lessons are themed around otters and how they are at risk from pollution. All resources have been developed in collaboration with a secondary school teacher. These resources are available on the TES website. Three different lesson plans:

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This activity is organised by School of Biosciences. Contact us at for more details.

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School of Biosciences

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We want to make it easy for you to work with us. Wherever possible we will bring this activity to your school or college.


  • TickTeachers
  • TickKey stage two - ages 7-11, years 3-6
  • TickKey stage three - ages 11-14, years 7-9
  • TickKey stage four - ages 14-16, years 10-11

Teacher supervision is required.

Curriculum themes

  • TickLife sciences

Activity type

  • TickActivity
  • TickOnline resource


  • TickEngagement with our research
  • TickSupporting curriculum themes

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