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Science - Living things and their Habitats

 

Welcome to this half term's science topic on Living Things and their Habitats! 

This topic will focus on:

  • Grouping different living things 
  • Classifying animals e.g. vertebrates and invertibrates
  • Environments and how they can change over time

 

W/C 1st June

 

This week we will be learning about grouping different living things. 

Follow the PowerPoint presentation below to learn more about this. Watch the video link also.

 

Living Things PowerPoint

28.04.20 Year 4 Science - Living Things and Their Habitats

Take your time to watch this great Science video for Year 4. Then complete the tasks you have been set at the end of the lesson. Re-watch the lesson video if...

Now pick a category you'd like to group your animals into e.g. animals that can fly and animals that cannot fly etc. Once you've chosen your categories, look at the animals on the sheet and sort them using the method on the work sheet below.

3rd June

 

Follow the link to the BBC Bitesize lesson on food chains:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhnny9q

4th June 

 

Science Project! 

Here you have the opportunity to research information on scientists of your choice from the list below. Pick a scientist and create a research project all about them. Some really interesting ones! Here are the choices:

 

Scientists to choose from:

Good luck and have fun researching! You can present your findings however you'd like. Can't wait to see how you get on :) 

w/c 15th June

 

This week we will be looking at adaptations. We will learn how animals adapt to suit their environments and how this enables them to survive. 

An example of animal adaptation would be how ducks have webbed feet in order to help them swim effectively. 

 

Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution helps us better understand how animals and plants have come to adapt/evolve to suit their environment. Have a go at researching Darwin's theory to find out more if you'd like. 

 

Follow the link to the Oak National Academy lesson on adaptations:

 

This PowerPoint will help you identify more about adaptations:

Animal Adaptation Examples

w/c 22nd June

This week we will be looking at grouping animals again but this time focusing on animal categories such as mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds.

 

Do you know what these are? e.g.  a mammal is a warm blooded vertebrate that has hair, fur and typically give birth to live young. 

If you're unsure of these definitions you could research them.

 

We spoke about vertebrates and invertebrates before. Can you remember what they are?

vertebrates - animals that possess a backbone/spine.

invertebrates - animals that do not possess a backbone/spine.

 

Follow the link to the video below to recap and find out more:

 

Animal Classification for Children: Classifying Vertebrates and Invertebrates for Kids - FreeSchool

https://patreon.com/freeschool - Help support more content like this! Animals are classified into different groups based on their characteristics. Invertebra...

No try the sorting activity below. Look at the animal photos and put them into the 6 categories. Think about the features of each animal category from what you've learned to help you. 

w/c 29th June

 

This week you will be learning all about ecosystems.

A community of animalsplants and microorganisms, together with their habitat is called an ecosystem.

For example, a pond ecosystem may consist of a pond habitat, inhabited by aquatic plants, microorganisms in the mud at the bottom, fish in the water and a heron on the bank.

 

Follow the link below to BBC Bitesize's lesson on ecosystems then do the activities. 

 

 

Now have a go at researching your chosen ecosystem in depth and create an information poster on it. Examples of some ecosystems are: marine, deserts and grasslands. 

Below is an example:

w/c 6th July

 

Follow the link to the Oak National Academy's lesson on how living things have adapted to live in water.

 

Take notes and draw pictures if you'd like.

w/c 13th July

This week we will be learning all about how some living things have adapted to be nocturnal! Nocturnal means being active at night and sleeping during the day.

 

Follow the link to the Oak National Academy's lesson on nocturnal animals. 

w/c 20th July

For this last week before summer we will be learning about how animals have adapted to live in hot environments. Do you know of any animals that live in hot places? e.g. reptiles and camels? Can you guess why they can live in these conditions?

 

Follow the link to the Oak National Academy lesson on this:

Desert Animal Examples

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