school pupils head to Bristol Zoo for animal learning lecture
group of Highbridge pupils have visited Bristol Zoo for a day
of animal learning.
Year 12 and 13 students from King Alfred School visited the city's
zoo for a fascinating lecture which involved observing many types
of animal behaviour.
"The pupils studied meal worms directly for their innate
behaviours. Students role-played latent learning in Mountain Lions
and operant conditioning in seals. They were also tested in groups
for their own problem solving behaviours," said a spokesman.
of the highlights of the session was holding giant land snails
and analysing them for their habituation behaviour."
was followed closely by touching a Coral Snake and discussing
its mimicry of a dangerous species."
Left to right, Leah Ward, Issy Bolitho, Evie Croxford, Jacob Baker,
Louise Coleman and Science Teacher Mr Andrew Williams