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ARKive's Adaptation: Design a Species Activity (Age 7-11)

This creative activity from ARKive is designed to teach Key Stage Two students about the concept of adaptation. Using the marine environment as an example, students learn about how different species are adapted physically or behaviourally to survive in a particular type of habitat. Students then design their own...

Education Pack: Seeds and Fruits - Adaptation *suitable for home learning*

Aimed at primary learners, this resource aims to develop an understanding of seed dispersal and the adaptation of bird beaks related to food choice. It is designed for use when visiting a wildlife area and links to the topic areas of plant life-cycles and interdependence and adaptation.

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Fera resources: classification

This KS2 resource supports learning about how living things can be classified into groups scientifically. Activities are based around tasks carried out in the ‘real world’ by scientists working for organisations such as Fera.

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Living things and their habitats: classification

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to living things and their habitats at Year Six. They include activities which look at the history of classification of living things, studying the binomial system introduced by...

Classification

In these two Key Stage Three activities from the ARKive collection, students learn about why species are classified, the ways in which this can be done and the key characteristics of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. In the first activity, students play the Guess Zoo game to help them...

Year 5 - stage 4

This resource allows pupils to explore ways in which plants reproduce without seeds. Through this lesson plan and supporting PowerPoint pupils learn about asexual reproduction in plants, have the opportunity to research different ways that this can be artificially used by growers and can consider the advantages and...

Snap science: teaching framework - year 5

Aimed at 9-10 year olds, this resource provides two activities which support learning about the life cycles of plants and of reproduction as a specific stage of those life cycles. Children identify plants in their local area to visit several times over the year. They look for evidence of plant reproduction such as...

Life Cycles Activity Pack

This resource provides a range of practical activities, suitable for students across the primary phase. Activities link to work on comparing things that are living, dead and that have never been alive and exploring the life cycles of flowering plants and different animals. They are designed to help children develop...

Module 1: Life Cycles

From the Charles Darwin Trust, these materials help children to understand about life cycles, food chains, interdependence and adaptation. Children look at the growth of cabbages and the life cycles of two insects, the cabbage white butterfly and the Ichneumon wasp. Children see how these life cycles are...

Life Cycles

Aimed at primary learners, this resource provides a lesson which looks at the life-cycles of plants and animals looking at several examples including human, frog and poppy. The main stages of development in each of these organisms are highlighted and the length of each compared. Teacher’s notes provide...

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