What can we find out about our school grounds?

To find out what kind of fieldwork you could do around school, think of a question you want to answer or a problem that needs to be solved. For example, which area of the school grounds would be best for a wildlife garden; or how to make the school grounds safer.

Play the video to watch Amber and Ben learn to use fieldwork to help solve problems within the school grounds.

Complete the activity on reading graphs below:

There are lots of questions you could think of before you do fieldwork in your school grounds. For example:

  • How can we make the school grounds safer?
  • How could we find out what lives in the school pond?
  • Where could we make a wildlife garden?
  • Which part of the school grounds gets the most rain?
  • How many people come to school every day?

Take a look at this step-by-step guide to carrying out fieldwork:

An aerial photo of a school to plan fieldwork investigations

1. Plan your fieldwork

Look at photographs of your school to plan what question you would like to answer and what you are going to find out.

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What about you?

Think about what you would like to find out about your school grounds.