• Opal Explore Nature – a free downloadable pond resources pack.
  • British Ecological Society – a pond wall chart and other wall charts can be downloaded, other teaching resources are aimed at 11-14 age group but can be adapted.
  • Previously Pond Conservation, Fresh Water Habitats is an easy to access website, useful for research into pond creatures and information on how to take part in the annual SPAWN COUNT.
  • Frog Life is a charity dedicated to the conservation of amphibians and their habitats.

Other pond resources
  • Nature Detectives website has free downloadable activity sheets for pond dipping and many other  nature activities.
  • Website full of free resources put together by teachers.

A sample of books about ponds and water
  • Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Graham
  • The Pig in the Pond – Martin Waddell
  • Down by the Pond –  A surprise farmyard book – Margrit Cruickshank & Dave Saunders
  • Frogs Sarah Courtauld (Usbourne First Reading Level 3)
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper (Usborne)
  • The Fox and the Crow (Usborne)

 Reference books

Small Freshwater Creatures by Lars-Henrik Olsen

A very informative reference book with lots of information about lifecycles and food chains. Excellent images to help with identifying pond creatures.


Updated November 2019.

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