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Science

Session 1

Today we are going to learn about:

  • Fish
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Insects
  • Amphibians 

 

What do you know about these groups? Have a little chat to an adult about these words have you heard them before what do you think they mean?

 

Then watch this clip on BBC Bitesize:

Once you have watched the video have a go at sorting some or all of these animals into their correct group based on the information from the video. 

Session 2

 

Recap what you learnt in session 1 about the different types of animals.

Such as birds have feathers and wings. Use this PDF of posters to read through together to help jog your memory or rewatch the clip in session 1.

 

Then have a go at completing this classification task (answers on the second page if needed)

 

Session 3

Introduce carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. 

Carnivores - an animal that feeds on other animals (meaning "meat eater") 

Herbivores - is an animal that gets its energy from eating plants, and only plants. 

Omnivores - is an animal that can eat and survive on both plant and animal matter. 

 

Then watch this short clip together to learn more.

Then I would like you to create a mini poster for each group that includes the classification group then draw or cut out and stick animal or animals from that group.

To extend this further you could write a couple of sentences or bullet point some facts about this animal. Such as a lion is a carnivore because it eats meat such as Zebras, Buffalo or Wildebeest. It is also a mammal. 

Remember to send photos of your posters in via tapesty or email.

 

If you have signed up to Twinkl during this time (it is free!) you could watch this little video together afterwards to close this session.

Session 4

Have a look at this Free powerpoint on Twinkl to recap what you learnt in the last session. 

 

Then I would like you to complete at least two of the tasks below:

 

Task 1 Animal fact file/poster 

Children to pick any animal  

Write about it using the facts we’ve learnt over the last few weeks.  

 

Task 2 Create a funny animal

Use https://switchzoo.com/zoo.htm to switch around different animal parts to make a funny animals. Here is one that Mrs Mann made. Discuss the different animal parts you have used.

Task 3 Read some fact books about animals.

Let me know what you learn - record a little video and send it to me. 

 

Task 4 Odd one out task 

Use the PDF below and choose an odd one out from each set of animals and tell an adult why it is odd. There are lots of different possibilities see what you can come up with. Maybe it is the odd one out because it is a fish. Or it is the odd one out because it has four legs. 

Task 5 Animal small world play.

Play opportunities with animal figures to discuss animal groups and their habitats. 

Below are some ideas.

Session 5

 

What is a fossil?

Discuss ideas and then work through this powerpoint together (linked below)

Then have a go at making your own fossil! 

Session 6

 

Have a look at this picture of a dinosaur skeleton and a human skeleton talk about similarities and differences you can see.

Then have a go at making your own dinosaur skeleton you could use cotton buds, rolled up tissue, pasta or anything else you have available at home. 

Below are some ideas to help you.

SUMMER A

WC 18.5.20

 

Making rain experiment - try this to see how water forms clouds and rain.

 

You will need:

A plastic bottle and lid

warm water

a match

an adult!

 

  1. Fill the clear plastic bottle 3/4 full with warm water. Twist the lid on and shake the bottle a few times.
  2. Ask an adult to light a match for you. Remove the lid and put the lit match into the bottle and put the lid back on. 
  3. Squeeze and shake the bottle for 20 seconds.Then slowly release it. What happens? Squeeze and release it again. What do you see?

(Shaking helps the water to turn into vapour)

 

The science bit -

When you squeeze and shake the bottle, water vapour forms inside the bottle. When you let go of the bottle the vapour turns into a cloud made of water droplets. The particles in the smoke from the match help the droplets to form. When you squeeze the bottle again, the cloud turns back into vapour and disappears. 

Squeezing the bottle increases the pressure and temperature, turning droplets into vapour.  Releasing the bottle turns the vapour back into water droplets. 

 

WC 11.5.20

 

Complete 'Rain in the jar experiment' 

 

Children to write a prediction of what they think will happen and conclusion of what does happen. 

 

You will need:

  • A empty glass jar
  • Foil
  • Ice cube
  • Boiled water

 

Pour some recently boiled water into the glass jar and cover the top of the jar with foil. 

After 60 seconds (can you count this?) place some ice cubes on top of the foil. See what happens!

 

The hot water turns into vapour and rises inside the jar. The cold foil makes the vapour cool and turn back into water droplets which fall like rain. 

WC 27.4.20

Make weather forecaster.

You probably have a thermometer somewhere in your house, but how about a barometer? You can predict the weather that’s coming by watching a barometer. It measures the amount of air pressure. Low pressure systems usually mean wet rainy weather, while high pressure systems mean mild, cool weather. 

Keep your barometer indoors near a wall. Watch your straw or arrow over several days, maybe you could make a weather chart and record your findings. Do a few readings each day at same time during the day, so you can compare changes more accurately.

Here is a link to a video giving you a step by step guide how to make a Barometer if you need it. Please do not use a needle a straw is fine or make a smaller piece of paper to attach - maybe you could make a small arrow?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah8F-xmvB2k

 

How?

At the time you sealed off the glass jar, you captured air inside it. The air pressure inside your jar was exactly the same as the air pressure outside of the jar. However, as the weather changes, so changes the air pressure in the atmosphere (the outside air).

Since your jar is nicely sealed, the air pressure inside it does not change. However, the air pressure outside changes with the weather. So this causes pressure on the balloon cover to increase or decrease.

WC 20.4.20

Discuss seasons and make a season wheel with the months of the year placed in the correct season. Remember capital letters at the beginning of each month please Fir class! (Examples pictured below)

 

If you have activated a FREE twinkl (details further down the page under freebies) account during the lock down. Have a look at this powerpoint to help you discuss seasons.

I've also added a link to some helpful videos and games on BBC - no log in needed.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/zcx3gk7

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-10437-seasons-what-season-am-i-powerpoint

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