Science – if you are learning from home

Hello

If you are working from home at present due to social distancing / quarantine then please take a look at this document which shows the learning we are doing in class this week regarding gears. It contains a link to a couple of short videos and some diagrams to help you understand how gears help us gain mechanical advantage.

Have a go on paper or, if you have your topic book at home with you, directly in your book.

Science – Friday

LESSON 5

LI: To demonstrate my knowledge about the classification of living things.

This term, we have learnt about the classification of:

  • Animals: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
  • Microorganisms: Fungi, Bacteria, Viruses
  • Plants: Algae, Conifer, Fern, Moss, Flowering Plants

We have also learnt that offspring are not always identical to their parents and the reasons why.

Discuss:

Have you got any questions about any of the above?

Today, we are going to sum up our knowledge, and see how much we have individually learnt about:

Classification of Plants, Offspring

We are going to be completing a Kahoot Quiz. Get your iPads ready!

Activity:

AT SCHOOL:

  1. CT click this link: https://create.kahoot.it/auth/login (login details on Fronter
  2. On your iPads, enter this link: https://kahoot.it
  3. Type in your name/nickname (sensible ones, please).
  4. Type in the code on the IWB
  5. Get ready to play!

AT HOME: 

Answer the following questions, then check your answers at the end to see how you did!

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Answers (in numbered order): true, 5, Arachnids, Crustacean, Insects, Molluscs, true, true, outer skeleton, true, crab, true, true, tiny living things, false, Microbes, true, everywhere, flagella, true, true, false, bread, something that has parents, false, labradoodle, variation, mutation.

Thursday – Science

LESSON 4

 

LI: To demonstrate my knowledge about the classification of living things.

This term, we have learnt about:

  • Life cycles
  • Animals: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
  • Microorganisms: Fungi, Bacteria, Viruses
  • Plants: Algae, Conifer, Fern, Moss, Flowering Plants

We have also learnt that offspring are not always identical to their parents and the reasons why.

Discuss:

Have you got any questions about any of the above?

Today, we are going to sum up our knowledge, and see how much we have individually learnt about: Classification of Animals and Microorganisms.

AT SCHOOL:

We are going to be completing a Kahoot Quiz. Get your iPads ready! (For CT”s :Instructions are on Fronter)

Activity:

On your iPads, type in this link: https://kahoot.it and enter the pin that has been generated on the IWB.

Type in your name/nickname! (Sensible ones, please)

Get ready to play!!

AT HOME:

Answer the following questions (these are the same as the quiz!); then, check your answers at the end to see how you did!

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Answers (In number order): MRS NERG, True, Vertebrate and Invertebrates, Animals with a backbone, True, Adult Bird, True, Egg, Metamorphosis, False, Froglet, True, False, Constant Temperature, True, Scales/Gills etc, True.

Wednesday – Science

LESSON 3

LI: To know how to classify Conifers and Algae

Introduction:

Discuss:

What 5 categories are plants put into?

What are the 2 main categories that plants can be classified as? What do they mean?

Today, we are going to focus on Conifer and Algae. Can you remember any of their characteristics?

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Discuss: Do you think Conifers and Algae are vascular or non-vascular plants? Discuss your reasons why.

Conifers – These are vascular plants because they have tissues that conduct water to the plant’s cells.

Algae – These are non-vascular plants because they have no water-conducting tissues.

Activity:

Using your knowledge of the classification of plants, have a go at categorising the following plants into the 5 classifications.

 

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EXT: For each number, explain (using the characteristics) why you have classified the plants into those groups.

Support: Use your work from Monday to help you remember the characteristics!

Tuesday – Science

LESSON 2

LI: To describe how Ferns and Mosses are classified

Introduction:

Discuss:

What 5 categories are plants put into?

Can you remember specific characteristics of each?

Today, we are going to focus on ­­­­­­Ferns and Mosses.

Here are their characteristics:

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Here is some more info. Read and discuss the following:

Mosses

Mosses are flowerless/seedless plants. They reproduce by spores. They are plants that most people have seen but many have ignored. The most commonly found group is the green mosses that cover rotting logs, grow on the bark of trees, and grow in the spray of waterfalls, along streams and in bogs. Even though mosses often thrive in wet habitats, some mosses and some liverworts can survive in quite dry environments such as sandy soils and exposed rock outcrops.

Ferns

Ferns are a group of non-flowering plants that reproduce by releasing spores rather than seeds and they include the true ferns and other graceful, primarily forest-dwelling plants. There are about eleven thousand different species of ferns making them the most diverse land plants after the flowering plants (angiosperms).

There are another 2 ways in which we can classify plants:

Vascular Plants

Non-vascular

Vascular Plants:

  • Vascular plants have tube-like structures called xylem and phloem. They transport (move) water, mineral and food around the plant.

Non-vascular Plants:

  • Plants that absorb water through the surface of their leaves.

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Discuss:

Look at the pictures of Ferns and Mosses, below. Which do you think is Vascular/non-vascular? Why? Look closely!

 

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Ferns are vascular plants; they have tube like structures which transport water, minerals and food around the plant.

Mosses are non-vascular plant; they absorb water through the surface of their leaves. They do not have tube like structures.

Activity:

Have a go at grouping the following plants into Vascular/Non-vascular. Discuss your reasons why:

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EXT: In vascular plants, explain what xylem and phloem are.

Support: Remember, vascular plants have a tube-like structure, and non-vascular plants don’t.