Scotland/China news

New schools resource on giant pandas

Education Scotland has launched an excellent new educational resource on giant pandas – it can be found on their website here.

The Giant Pandas website provides teachers with access to relevant, contextualised resources to support learning and teaching about giant pandas through Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes.

The resource contains essential information about the pandas, their arrival in Scotland, current information about their life at Edinburgh Zoo, an image gallery, videos and learning journeys for languages, sciences and health and wellbeing.

Education Scotland say that they will be adding further content to the site in the coming months to support learning in other curriculum areas and in relation to citizen science.

The site can be used alongside Edinburgh Zoo's own education resources, which you can find here - they have a number of panda-related materials at every level.

The Zoo's main panda page is here - this has more background to the whole panda project.

News stories and other background about the arrival of the pandas in Scotland in 2011 can be found on the Blackford Trust's news page.