Biology > KS3 > Y8 Field Trip
In the summer term, year 8 pupils go on a one-day joint geography / biology field trip to Flamborough Head.
Pupils spend half the day studying the geography of the cliffs and half studying the biology of the rocky shore in Selwick bay.
Rocky shores are interesting ecosystems to study for several reasons:
- The environment is very changeable due to the tides. Organisms living on the upper shore spend most of the time exposed to the air, but have to survive underwater as well, while those living on the lower shore are most submerged, but have to survive drying out. So the organisms have different adaptations.
- The rocky shore ecosystem is largely unaffected by human activities, so is truly "natural".
- It's a nice place to spend a day out!
To view pictures from the Year 8 field trips click here.