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
Follow the link to the BBC Bitesize lesson on food chains:
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:
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:
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:
w/c 29th June
This week you will be learning all about ecosystems.
A community of animals, plants 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: