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27.04.20 - Science

For the Life Cycle activities below, if you fancy getting a bit crafty, you could make a model of the life cycle(s) instead - we'd love to see any pictures! 

 

Monday 27th April:

Task 1: The Life Cycle of a Bird
☼ Download the PowerPoint attached below (Life Cycles: Mammals, Amphibians, Insects, Birds).
☼ Work through slide 2 and stop here.
☼ Compare the life cycles of mammals and birds. Revise the 3 main stages (embryo, young, adult) in each life cycle respectively. What is similar? What is different? (You may refer back to the PowerPoint from last week to revise the life cycle of a mammal by clicking on ‘Previous Weeks’ at the bottom of the Topic page).

  • Must: Using the pie chart resource attached below, write details about each stage of the life cycle of a bird and a mammal respectively.
  • Should: As above, and use the comparison table resource attached below to write down the similarities and differences between the life cycles of mammals and birds. It has been started for you to help you get on. You may draw your own table in your book if you like.
  • Could: As above, and research and compare the life cycles of a specific mammal and bird and present in your own way, including pictures (get creative, you could do it as a narrative piece of writing - e.g. a picture book story for a younger sibling, a video presentation, a 1st 'person' recount, a diagram or anything else you can think of).

We recommend recording the short date, subject and focus at the start (just like we would in school, but simpler) to help you keep track.

 

Tuesday 28th April:

Task 1: The Life Cycle of a Plant
☼ Work through slide 3 and 4 of the PowerPoint you downloaded yesterday.
☼ Describe the life cycle of a runner bean using the pictures in the resource provided (attached
below).

  • Must: Cut out and paste pictures in the correct sequence.
  • Should: As above, and write a short explanation next to each stage of the life cycle.
  • Could: As above, and write a poem about the life cycle of a plant. You can choose a specific
    plant (for example the runner bean or the sunflower) as a focus for your poem or make it
    about plant life cycles in general. To inspire you, some examples of poems are attached
    below.

We recommend recording the short date, subject and focus at the start (just like we would in school, but simpler) to help you keep track.

 

Thursday 30th April:

Task 1: Reproduction in Plants
☼ Download and go through the PowerPoint ‘Plant Reproduction’ attached below.

☼ Wind or insect pollination: Read and complete the statements in the worksheet attached below.
☼ Sort the statements and pictures into 2 groups: flowers pollinated by the wind and flowers
pollinated by insects. A sorting resource is also attached below however, you may present your work in your own way if you like.

  • Must: Complete the statements and write them under the correct heading (flowers
    pollinated by the wind/flowers pollinated by insects).
  • Should: As above, and paste pictures under the correct heading (flowers pollinated by the
    wind/flowers pollinated by insects).
  • Could: As above, and write notes on each of the plants shown in the pictures explaining why
    they fall into a particular category (flowers pollinated by the wind/flowers pollinated by
    insects).

We recommend recording the short date, subject and focus at the start (just like we would in school, but simpler) to help you keep track.​​​​​​​

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