Scientist Activity Badge

  • Set up a wormery or ant colony. Record what happens over three or four weeks.
  • Grow cress, beans, peas or a similar plant. Investigate what happens when the plant has on access to light. What happens when it has light, but no water?
  • Find a way to show that plants take water up through their stems.


Scientist Activity Badge Itinerary at Dartmoor Zoo

10:00 – Arrival, Introduction to the Zoo

10:30 – Zoo tour

11:30 – Celery Experiment

11:45 – Planting seeds in different environments

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Wormery making

14:00 – Close encounters

14:45 – Checking on celery experiment and discussing results.

15:00 – End of day


This itinerary is an example of the sessions we provide, feel free to choose another activity from the list to put into the itinerary for your day.


For booking details or enquiries please contact the education team here.