Virtual River Experience For Kids: Education Resources (KS1 and 2)

Seeing as we are unable to run our education days right now, we are bringing our boats, activities and the river to you! The River-Based Experiment pack, with the accompanying video, and the Eco-Activity pack have been created so that the activities can all be completed from home, using equipment that will likely be in your home already. Each activity is adapted from our education programmes and links to the National Curriculum so can be used as a supplementary learning material or as an informative practical activity for children. The experiments in the videos are aimed at KS2 but can also be enjoyed by KS1 as they give a ‘virtual’ experience of being on the river. For the rocks and soils experiment, it is possible to conduct your own experiments at home using improvised equipment (if you have access to). It is worth watching the video first and assisting your children throughout. Otherwise, both experiments have been recorded so that children can still get the full experience from the video, without requiring any equipment. Feel free to pause, rewind and fast forward the video in order to get the most out of the clips. In the activity pack, the Eco-Boat activity is aimed at KS1 and the Eco-Audit is for KS2, but both can be completed by all age groups with assistance. The activity packs have in clear instructions for each task and what equipment will be needed. We hope these activities will help to keep children engaged until schools can join us on the river once more! Find the links to all the resources below: