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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...

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...

Turtle Life Cycle (Age 7-11)

This resource produced by ARKive supports the teaching of life-cycles at Key Stage Two. It looks at mammals, amphibians, reptiles and plants and finds similarities between the life cycles of animals and plants within each group, as well as some of the similarities and differences between these groups. There is a...

Bee detectives

This KS2 resource looks at the importance of bees as pollinators and explores some of the threats they face. The activities are based around the work of ‘real world’ scientists in organisations such as Fera.

Activities include:

Pollination roleplay...

Water Survey - What Creatures Are Lurking in Your Pond?

This resource investigates the pollution of a local pond or lake by looking at the species which are able to live in it. Some species struggle to survive in polluted waters, while others are more tolerant. The resource may be used when teaching about animals in the local environment, habitats, water and improving...

Newly Discovered Species (Age 7-11)

Produced by ARKive, this resource teaches Key Stage Two children about classification, variation and how to create and use their own classification keys. A presentation introduces biodiversity through images of a range species and looks at how new species are still being discovered by scientists. Following the...

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