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Science - Living Things

Science 

Living Things

 

This term, our topic is Living Things.

 

We  started by exploring the life cycles of mammals.

All mammals go through an embryonic stage followed by a young stage and lastly an adult stage.

 

Using Microsoft TEAMS, we collaboratively created a Powerpoint to compare different mammals life cycles.

In pairs, we investigated the gestation length, average lifespan and what a mammal looked like in their young and adult form. We then presented our findings.

 

 

Next, we looked at the life cycle of amphibians.

Their life cycles involves them undergoing metamorphosis.

We researched the life cycles of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders and axolotls and then used clay to represent the different stages. 

After this, we explored the life cycles of birds.

 

A bird's life cycle consists of an egg, young and adult stage. Using secondary resources, we researched the stages of a migratory bird and used our sketching skills to draw pictures of each stage.

Insects were the next group of animals we explored.

We began by going on an insect hunt in our school grounds. Looking under logs, in piles of leaves and in our bug hotel, we discovered lots of interesting insects.

We then explored the life cycles of insects, learning that they either undergo complete or incomplete metamorphosis.

Looking at an example of each, we recreated the stages in the life cycles using natural materials.

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