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Take science outdoors and spy on the bugs that have made their home in your garden.

Mark out an area of ground (50cm2 works well) and then make a scaled version on your gridded whiteboard. Can your child draw in all the things that they see in this area?

They could record bugs, flowers, weeds and more.

Now try to find another part of the garden that would greatly differ to the first area that was recorded and repeat the activity.

Compare and contrast the 2 areas studied. What was the same and what was different?

Can they predict before they go outside what they might find according to the season, the weather and their location?