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Grouping and Classification *suitable for home teaching*

Aimed at primary level, this resource links to the topics of plants and living things and their habitats.The activities are designed to build on earlier knowledge and develop ideas and skills within grouping and classification. They start with activities which help children differentiate between living and non-living things and make careful and accurate observations. Activities then look at how to sort and group items and apply these skills to make and use keys.

The resource includes a presentation which details the many uses of plants and how and why we classify them, including many examples. It also looks at the work of Karl Linnaeus in developing a system of classification. Also included are: examples of keys, images for use in class, worksheets and additional notes on grouping and classification.

Produced by Science and Plants for schools (SAPS) it is one of a series of booklets written to support plant science in the Primary Curriculum.

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