Where?
This is an activity for you to lead, on a visit to sand dunes in Pembrokeshire National Park - there are 16 sand dune habitats within the park.
Alternatively arrange a trip to a sand dune location in a National Park near you.
Who for?
Key stage 2 - England and Wales
Who by?
This activity is for you to take, using the resources below.

Activity aims:

To investigate a sand dune habitat. The activities enable pupils to learn how dunes are formed, and what creatures live in them.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Gather data through fieldwork
  • Learn about the sand dune habitat and biodiversity
  • Learn about the challenges of protecting this fragile habitat
  • Have fun while learning and observing!

What you will need:

  1. Sand dune spotter guide
    sand_dune_spotter_guide.pdf
  2. Damaged habitats sheet
    damaged_habitats_-_a_thinking_activity.pdf
  3. Sand dune food web sheet
    sand_dune_food_web.pdf
  4. Sand dune quiz sheet
    sand_dune_quiz.pdf
  5. More sand dune activities sheet
    more_sand_dune_activities.pdf
  6. Pencils and paper
  7. Clipboards
  8. Plastic cups
  9. Measuring tape

For further information on sand dunes/background/research see:

Curriculum links (Wales):

Geography KS2

  1. Understanding places, environments and processes, 1,2,3
  2. Investigating 1

Science KS2

  1. Interdependence of organisms 4,5,6,7