Tuesday 2nd June
This week, we are bringing our topic of ‘Living things and their Habitats’ to a close. I would like you to choose one of the scientists below to research and then provide information about:
Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778)
The following video outlines the work of Carl Linnaeus - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/science-of-natural-history/biographies/linnaeus/
Evelyn Cheesman (1881 – 1969)
The following video outlines the work of Evelyn Cheesman - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/science-of-natural-history/biographies/evelyn-cheesman/index.html
Sir Hans Sloane (1660 – 1753)
The following video outlines the work of Sir Hans Sloane - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/science-of-natural-history/biographies/hans-sloane/index.html
Gilbert White (1720 – 1793)
The following website outlines the work of Gilbert White - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/science-of-natural-history/biographies/gilbert-white/index.html
Alternatively, if this does not appeal to you and you have another idea of something you would like to do to finish this topic then please do it! You may have been inspired by some of the other work we have done.
You can present this information how you would like and as always, I look forward to seeing what you get up to!
Tuesday 19th May
How can we classify trees?
Can you go outside and visit as many different species of tress as possible - find features that are different on different trees?
Look carefully at the leaves. How many different shapes can you find?
Draw the shape of a leaf from each tree and then use secondary sources (books/internet) to identify the trees.
If there were any trees that were difficult to separate when only observing the leaf, can you find another feature that would help to separate them?
Remember you can present this work however you like.
Science: Tuesday 12th May
How many different things live in your garden or local park?
You are going to try and find as many living things as possible in either your garden or local park. Each time you find a new living thing draw or take a photo of it. Give yourself a time limit like 30 minutes (otherwise you could be there all day!) and then decide how you will classify the living things. You will probably start by separating the plants and animals. You will then need to look at both of these groups separately and see if you can sub-divide them further by looking at their features. You can present this work how you would like.
Science: 5th May
Continuing on with our topic: ‘Living things and their Habitats’, this week I would like you to think about and research the following:
How can we attract more bees and butterflies into the school grounds and/or my garden?
Over recent years, there have been scientists who have declared that there has been a decrease in many species of butterflies and bees in Britain. This could be partly due to a decrease in particular plants that they feed upon. The following video clearly shows how both bees and butterflies have adapted to feed at particular plants. Give it a watch:
Can you find the plants that have flowers that will attract particular bees or butterflies? Further information can be found on the Butterfly Conservation website and the Bee Conservation trust website.
Having completed the research and if you are able to, you may even want to plant some new flowers in your own garden and if not come up with a plan for the school grounds. You present your findings, research and plans however you like.
Science: 28th May:
Thank you for all of your Science work last week – it was great. Had you remembered any of the animal groups from previous Science learning? This week we are going to look into plants and how they are grouped. Please start by watching the video below to get you thinking:
2.) What is a flower? Can you explain?
3.) Can you find at least 6 different flowers either in your garden or on your daily exercise outside? Identify several features of each flower that makes it different from another. They might include: colour, number of petals, shape of petals, size of petals and number of stamen. Record your observations about each of the plants including notes about number of petals, length of petals etc. You can record this however you like. Enjoy exploring!