It's a Buggy Situation: A Common Core Aligned Reading and Science Insect Unit  - Four Bonus Videos

It's a Buggy Situation: A Common Core Aligned Reading and Science Insect Unit - Four Bonus Videos

Do you ever wish that you had a resource that involved all of the core informational text reading strategies within areas of science and/or socials studies? Look no further! The “It’s a Buggy Situation” Reading and Science Insect unit is here! As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This unit provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. In addition, it provides the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology! This unit of study involves a 4-week study of insects. The topics are as follows: Topic #1: Killer Bees (Week 1) Topic #2: What is a Butterfly? (Week 2) Topic # 3: Ladybug Anatomy (Week 3) Topic # 4: Eating Bugs (A student Favorite!!) (Week 4) Each topic includes: Informational Text Articles. Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions. Real World Internet Investigation Activities. Graphic Organizers [Venn Diagram, Life Cycle (Sequencing), Cause-Effect, Problem-Solution] Extensive Brief Constructed Responses base on Graphic Organizer notations. Unit Implementation Suggestions The unit includes suggestions on how to implement the unit. Answer Keys In addition, each activity within the unit has a thorough answer key. Student Packet We know that student packets make life much easier for both the teacher and the students. That is why we have a student packet with cover sheet including each activity in the unit. Certificates of Completion Certificates of completion helps you, your students, and parents celebrate the completion of the It’s a Buggy Situation” unit. Image Source: https://goo.gl/W7CaES Bonus Videos Killer Bees - National Geographic: https://goo.gl/kW5sFh Butterfly: A Life - National Geographic:https://goo.gl/F5ukiG The Life Cycle of a Lady Bug: https://goo.gl/mZs6fw Should We Eat Bugs? by Emma Bryce (Ted ED):
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Peeper Frogs Informational Text and Science Study (Bonus Nature Video Included)

Peeper Frogs Informational Text and Science Study (Bonus Nature Video Included)

Do you ever wish that you had a resource that involved all of the core informational text reading strategies within areas of science and socials studies? Look no further! The Peeper Frog Informational Text Study has done just that! As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This study provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. Also, it gives the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology! The study packet includes: Informational Text Articles. Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions. Real World Internet Investigation Activities. Graphic Organizers Extensive Brief Constructed Responses based on Graphic Organizer notations. Study Implementation Suggestions The packet includes suggestions on how to implement the study: Day 1: Read and highlight the article with your class. Preview and highlight the questions and activities. Day 2: Answer questions # 1-6 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 3: Answer questions # 7-11 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 4: Complete the Peeper Frog graphic organizer. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 5: Complete the Peeper Frog Brief Constructed Response. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Review and Debriefing Answer Keys All activities in the study have a thorough answer key. Student Packet We know that student packets make life much more easy for both the teacher and the students. That is why we have a student packet with cover sheet including each activity in the unit. Image Source: Spring Peeper Frogs - CTnaturalist Online Video Source:
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Hoot Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (Two Bonus Introduction Videos Included!!)

Hoot Anticipation Guide and KWHL Chart (Two Bonus Introduction Videos Included!!)

This product includes two graphic organizers to accompany the Hoot novel and the study of Environmental Protection. The Anticipation Guide allows the students to answer statement prompts that are based on the major themes such as environmental protection, bullying, and friendship. The students will respond before and after they read the text. The KWHL Chart can be used before, during and after the reading of the novel. K stands for what the student KNOW about Environmental Protection. W stands for what the students WANT to know about Environmental Protection. H stands for HOW the students will answer their questions about Environmental Protection. These can include strategies and resources that the students will utilize to perform this task. L stands for what the student LEARNED about Environmental Protection. This packet also includes helpful tips on how to construct and implement Anticipation Guides and KWHL charts on your own for use with future studies within the classroom. Enjoy! Image Source: https://goo.gl/xWSmPL Hoot Book Trailer : https://goo.gl/swT1e8 Hoot Movier Trialer : https://goo.gl/Vs3ywX
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Science Cover Supply Work - A3 printable worksheets

Science Cover Supply Work - A3 printable worksheets

Have you ever been STUCK for quality KS3 science cover supply work? Need something last minute to print for a class? These ten worksheets are designed to save the lesson and engage pupils for a cover science lesson. All instructions are simple and straight forward on the sheet. Topics of each correlate with KS3 national curriculum. Topics include: Habitats and Adaptations Nutrients and Food labels Skeleton, muscles and movemenet Solids, liquids and gases Speed, Distance, Time Cells Light (reflection, refraction etc.) CSI Crime Scene Investigation Elements, Compounds & Ionic Bonding Digestion Each worksheet should be printed onto A3 paper for pupils.
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Humans Vs Animals KS3 Unit of Work

Humans Vs Animals KS3 Unit of Work

10 full lessons on Humans Vs Animals inclusive of all needed resources (powerpoints, worksheets etc.) Topics include: Habitats and Adaptations Heat Transfer (Penguin Huddle practical experiment) Speed Distance Time Comparing human speed to animal speed (Bolt Vs Cheetah Vs Pupils!) Also includes all lesson outline/unit plan including plenary/formative assessment ideas Used for Year 8 but aspects can easily be used for year 7 or 9.
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Silent Night

Silent Night

Silent Night is a journey through the night, designed to teach children about various nocturnal activity in a creative and visually stimulating way. Ideal for teaching Nocturnal Activity for the Key Stage 1 part of the national curriculum, Silent Night is story is a very subtle tale, helping children discover all the various creatures that roam around the land at night. Parents and children can imagine themselves hearing and observing the animals as they travel through the scenes. This would be an excellent educational tool for KS1 children learning about nocturnal animals. It is a brilliant resource with exciting images that will make learning about animals fun! Please note, I am selling this resource as a pdf, so you can use it as a presentation. If you would like to buy this resource as a book, please go to: Hardback Paperback If you would like to order Silent Night in bulk, please contact me and I can arrange a discount.
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Animals Bundle: Farm Animals, Zoo Animals and Minibeasts

Animals Bundle: Farm Animals, Zoo Animals and Minibeasts

Use this super exciting pack to accompany a trip to the farm/zoo or an animal topic! Included are the following … FARM ANIMALS PACK: Farm animal emergent reading book: provided in colour and B&W. You could print the pages back to back and use the book for guided/independent reading. Alternatively, the pages could be printed out separately and used for a display. Farm animal hunt printable (in colour and B&W): to use on a visit to a farm. Children should hunt for the animals shown and tick when they find them. Farm animal jigsaws: 6 jigsaws in colour only. Just print out, laminate and cut up. Learn about the different parts of animals with these adorable jigsaws! Farm animal spinners and activity prompt sheet: 1 colour spinner and 1 B&W spinner, each containing 6 animals. Ideas for how to use the spinners provided. Farm animal word mat (in colour and B&W): use this delightful word mat with writing activities. Farm animal writing paper, both in colour and B&W: farm themed paper to use for writing activities. Farm animal board game (in colour and B&W), playing pieces, die and instructions: who will be first to reach the farm? Animals included: goat, cow, sheep, pig, hen and rabbit. MINIBEASTS PACK: Teach children all about bugs, their body parts and life cycles with this super exciting unit! Included are details and instructions for the following … Big Bug Hunt & 2 differentiated recording sheets Luxury Bug Hotel Bug Investigation Lab Wiggly Jiggly Wormery Beastly Bug Pebbles Make Your Own Bugs! Paper Plate Spider Webs Bug Box: Habitat Test Slithery Snail Collage It’s a Bug’s Life Cycles Also included… Bug game (in colour and B&W) and instructions: a fun game to help children learn about the needs of bugs. Bug word mat (in colour and B&W): use this delightful word mat with writing activities. Bug jigsaws: 6 bug jigsaws. Just print out on card, laminate and cut up. Learn about the different parts of bugs with these adorable jigsaws! Bug cards: 1 colour card and 1 B&W card each containing 9 bugs. You could print out 2 copies and use the bug cards to play snap/pairs. Butterfly and spider life cycle posters, both in colour and B&W. ZOO PACK: Included are the following … Zoo animal hunt printable (in colour and B&W): to use on a visit to the zoo. Children should hunt for the animals shown and tick when they find them. Zoo animal jigsaws: 6jigsaws in colour and B&W. Just print out, laminate and cut up. Learn about the different parts of animals with these adorable jigsaws! Zoo animal spinners and activity prompt sheet: 1 colour spinner and 1 B&W spinner each containing 6 animals. Ideas for how to use the spinners provided. Zoo animal word mat (in colour and B&W): use this delightful word mat with writing activities. Zoo animal writing paper, both in colour and B&W: zoo themed paper to use for writing activities. Zoo animal board game (in colour and B&W), playing pieces, die and instructions: who will be first to reach the zoo?
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De-Extinction: Can we resurrect the extinct?  - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

De-Extinction: Can we resurrect the extinct? - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores the different methods of de-extinction and the impact it can have on the environment. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a true or false exercise, comprehension questions, a definitions match and a fun crossword. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included.
MariaPht
Outdoor Learning - The Colours of Nature

Outdoor Learning - The Colours of Nature

Experience the wonders of the Great Outdoors with this simple Colours of Nature resource. This resource is for use in the outdoors and also in a classroom setting. This resource is suitable for both KS1 and KS2 levels. It can be used as a stand-alone resource within a Forest Schools or Outdoor Learning context and can also support extended Literacy-based activities or Art. The resources develops great self-awareness and further interest about the wider world around us. Especially focusing on Nature’s diverse range of colours. It can also help to develop simple Literacy skills through descriptive sentence work and poetry. It also provides children with the opportunity to develop nature’s colourful pallete through painting and colour mixing. More information can be found on my website www.garethmate.com
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The Wolf Wilder Novel Study

The Wolf Wilder Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell. The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core State Standards for Grade 7 Reading. About the Novel: Feo’s life is extraordinary. Her mother trains domesticated wolves to be able to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia, and Feo is following in her footsteps to become a wolf wilder. She loves taking care of the wolves, especially the three who stay at the house because they refuse to leave Feo, even though they’ve already been wilded. But not everyone is enamored with the wolves, or with the fact that Feo and her mother are turning them wild. And when her mother is taken captive, Feo must travel through the cold, harsh woods to save her—and learn from her wolves how to survive. About the Resource: The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and language analysis. **A digital copy of the file is also available on Google Slides for students to complete online instead of printing.
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Minibeasts and Plants Bundle

Minibeasts and Plants Bundle

MINIBEASTS: Teach children all about bugs, their body parts and life cycles with this super exciting unit! Included are details and instructions for the following … Big Bug Hunt & 2 differentiated recording sheets Luxury Bug Hotel Bug Investigation Lab Wiggly Jiggly Wormery Beastly Bug Pebbles Make Your Own Bugs! Paper Plate Spider Webs Bug Box: Habitat Test Slithery Snail Collage It’s a Bug’s Life Cycles Also included… Bug game (in colour and B&W) and instructions: a fun game to help children learn about the needs of bugs. Bug word mat (in colour and B&W): use this delightful word mat with writing activities. Bug jigsaws: 6 bug jigsaws. Just print out on card, laminate and cut up. Learn about the different parts of bugs with these adorable jigsaws! Bug cards: 1 colour card and 1 B&W card each containing 9 bugs. You could print out 2 copies and use the bug cards to play snap/pairs. Butterfly and spider life cycle posters, both in colour and B&W. PLANTS: Teach children all about plant parts and life cycles! I have had so much fun creating these resources and know that your class will love the exciting activities! Included in the pack are: 13 engaging hands on activities and investigations: full details of what you will need and instructions for how to carry them out. Plant hunt sheet: take this sheet on your hunt and tick which flowers you find. Seed packet template: design your own packet and fold and glue the tabs. Sunflower diary sheet: this sheet accompanies the sunflowers activity. Draw, label and measure your sunflower each week. Plant game (colour and B&W) and instructions: a fun game to help children learn all about what plants need to grow. Plant word mat (colour and B&W): use this delightful word mat to help children with writing activities. Plant jigsaw (colour and B&W): 2 of the same jigsaw provided on one page. Just print out on card, laminate and cut up. Learn the parts of a plant while playing!
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Outdoor Learning - Observation Alphabet

Outdoor Learning - Observation Alphabet

Experience the wonders of the Great Outdoors with this simple Observation Alphabet resource. For use in the outdoors and also back in the classroom. This resource is suitable for both KS1 and KS2 levels. It can be used as a stand-alone resource within a Forest Schools or Outdoor Learning context and can also support extended Literacy-based activities. The resources develops great self-awareness and further interest about the wider world around us. It also helps to develop simple Literacy skills through descriptive sentence work and poetry. More information can be found on my website www.garethmate.com
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Art Project Pattern Art/Pop Art Ocean Animals

Art Project Pattern Art/Pop Art Ocean Animals

Art Project Pattern Art/Pop Art Ocean Creatures has 48 pages. Children from all grades just love Pop Art. Instructions and Sample art work sheets included. Worksheets with a variety of Ocean Creatures and one blank worksheet included for those kids who would love to make their own pictures. Children may make patterns with colored sketch pens, glitter pens or also color or paint or stick materials using their own ideas and teacher’s guidance. Samples included are done by my students of Grade 3, 4 and 5. Creativity is a Divine Quality :)
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Free Cute Jelly Fish Clip Art

Free Cute Jelly Fish Clip Art

Super cute FREE jelly fish Clipart Original Artwork 6 Colour png images - transparent backgrounds. 300 dpi Credit Required: Please credit Katqatresources with a clickable link somewhere in your pdf, blog, and anywhere the images are used. Without credit, I do not allow this use. The following uses are NOT allowed: -Selling product as is -Claiming product as your own -Redistributing graphics -Collage sheets -Digital Scrapbooking -Print on demand (ex. Zazzle, Café Press) -Mass Production -Using product in editable files such as .doc, .eps, .ai, etc. -Loading images to blogs & websites as is. This would allow anyone to right click and take the product. It must be part of a creation or design. If you would like to use these designs for mass printing please contact me on @katherinemtr Instagram. .
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#Herbologyhunt July spotter sheet

#Herbologyhunt July spotter sheet

Trialled with Year 3 students and they loved it! Fulfills Science National Curriculum - identifying common plants. Also could be used as part of an “outdoors” day activities. Part of the Wild Flower Society’s campaign to get children looking at at learning more about flowers.
jayto
Birds Nest STEM project KS2

Birds Nest STEM project KS2

A complete project based around investigating and designing a birds nest following the STEM process. It also includes linked cross-curricular english and maths ideas.
drooke
Movie Guide: Chasing Coral  (Netflix)

Movie Guide: Chasing Coral (Netflix)

This outstanding documentary chronicles the effects of global warming on our oceans and its consequences on the bleaching/death of coral reefs worldwide. Documentary explains the process and scientists efforts to document the effects of the rising ocean temperatures due to increased greenhouse gas emissions. If you teach environmental science or oceanography, this documentary is an excellent, easy to understand resource suitable for middle or high school students. Download contains twenty questions that follow the film and some suggestions for follow up activities for students including the opportunity to take a virtual reef dive.
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The Environment/ Saving Our Planet / Nature Conservation Handouts (SAVE 65%)

The Environment/ Saving Our Planet / Nature Conservation Handouts (SAVE 65%)

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore a number of environmental issues including air and water pollution, genetic engineering, climate change and nuclear radiation. After carefully reading each informational text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, definitions matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. Full answer keys are included.
MariaPht
seaside Class assembly

seaside Class assembly

Year 2 class assembly based on ‘The Seaside’. Includes information about history of seasides from 100 years ago, habitats, protecting the oceans, activities at the seaside. Also includes a song and 2 poems for childrne to learn. I used this with Year 2; could be adapted to year 1 or year 3/4.
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Insect Enlargement Activity

Insect Enlargement Activity

An end of topic lesson used with All Living Things. Insect enlargement in groups. I prepared A3 sheets which were already divided up for each group. A fun activity - gives a variety of results!
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Sharks  -  PowerPoint and Worksheets

Sharks - PowerPoint and Worksheets

**Sharks - PowerPoint and Worksheets ** Kids love sharks! This download teaches students about sharks. All you need for your lesson plans are in this download. There is a fun, detailed 58 slide PowerPoint on the where sharks live, details and facts about the how they spend their time, information about how they hunt and eat, a look at the different types of sharks and a brief look at the parts of a shark. There are also differentiated, 8 page, sharks worksheets to allow children to demonstrate their understanding and assist their learning. Great for a shark project! This download includes: Complete 58 slide PowerPoint 8 page worksheets (x3 differentiated) Blank worksheets Answer sheets Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here ** Some of my other products: ** ** Big Science Bundle Pack** ** Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook ** Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit
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Know Your Ecosystem

Know Your Ecosystem

Students investigate ecosystem diversity by comparing a variety of ecosystems. They identify the key features and suggest the main factors that influence them. They ask questions about the conservation and threats to ecosystems of interest.
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Get To Know A Bug

Get To Know A Bug

Students compare the structure of a bee and an ant. They discover how these anatomical structures relate to function and help the animal to survive.
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Where Is Your Favourite Place In Nature?

Where Is Your Favourite Place In Nature?

In this lesson students are asked to start expressing their views about nature and place. Students will head outside to an area of their school yard. Working in groups, students respond to questions about nature, recording their ideas on separate pieces of paper that the class will then compile to make a flip chart. They then express their personal views through a drawing or a story.
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What Do Worms Do All Day?

What Do Worms Do All Day?

Students make a mini worm farm in a bottle and see exactly how worms move when underground. Through this activity students will understand how worms help to improve soil quality.
TheTeachersFriend
Sound Out Nature

Sound Out Nature

In this activity students get out into an ecosystem and record the sounds that they hear. The sounds can be recorded (e.g. on a tablet), or through drawings or brief explanatory notes.
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School Ground Food Web

School Ground Food Web

Students investigate the interconnected relationships within a simplified food web. Students deduce the impact on the food web when components are changed.
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PLURALS

PLURALS

Students learn several pairs of nouns, identify those with the same ending and complete the rules. Plural of noun to practice
Olynj
Invent An Animal

Invent An Animal

In this lesson students think about and discuss features of animals and the relevance of these features to ensuring the survival of the animal. They then create their own animals, describing and illustrating their features and developing a written description of their traits. This lesson draws on skills from Science, Visual Arts and English as students develop knowledge of living things, drawing skills and engage in descriptive writing.
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How Can We Help Plants And Animals?

How Can We Help Plants And Animals?

In this lesson, students learn the difference between native and introduced species of plants and animals. They explore different ways they can protect native plants and animals as well as their pets and gardens.
TheTeachersFriend
Zoo Animals - Activities, Games and Resources

Zoo Animals - Activities, Games and Resources

**Use this super exciting pack to accompany a trip to the zoo or a zoo topic! Included are the following … Zoo animal hunt printable (in colour and B&W): to use on a visit to the zoo. Children should hunt for the animals shown and tick when they find them. Zoo animal jigsaws: 6jigsaws in colour and B&W. Just print out, laminate and cut up. Learn about the different parts of animals with these adorable jigsaws! Zoo animal spinners and activity prompt sheet: 1 colour spinner and 1 B&W spinner each containing 6 animals. Ideas for how to use the spinners provided. Zoo animal word mat (in colour and B&W): use this delightful word mat with writing activities. Zoo animal writing paper, both in colour and B&W: zoo themed paper to use for writing activities. Zoo animal board game (in colour and B&W), playing pieces, die and instructions: who will be first to reach the zoo? Thank you for looking at my product. I would really appreciate feedback if you decide to buy!**
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Minibeast Bingo

Minibeast Bingo

A great starter activity for KS1 when teaching mini beasts or insects in Science. Print this resource several times, laminate and cut up the photos and hide in a tray with shredded paper. Place a tray on each table and challenge the children to work together to place the photos they find on the correct name of each mini beast. The table to complete first is the winner! This resource is differentiated by having a brief description of some of the more difficult to identify mini beasts, such as distinguishing between the damselfly and the dragon fly, written on the card…
MrEarlyYears
Thoughts from a Cat

Thoughts from a Cat

I love to write poetry in a different perspective and one of these is to write a poem as seen by animals. This poem is great for creative writing projects to show how creative you can be with poetry.
madpoet
Call Of The Wild

Call Of The Wild

In this activity, students are given a range of animal names and are asked to find other animals using only the call of their animal.
TheTeachersFriend
The hodgeheg sequencing

The hodgeheg sequencing

Sequencing activity for the book The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith. Sentences with pictures for the key parts of this story for children to put in order
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The Dangers of Water Pollution - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

The Dangers of Water Pollution - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text explores the effects of water pollution on the flaura and fauna as well as on human health, its applications as well as its possible adverse effects and benefits. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises, an in class discussion, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun crossword. This worksheet can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Hedgerow Habitat Heroes (Microhabitats)

Hedgerow Habitat Heroes (Microhabitats)

Join three of our intrepid explorers from Wombridge Primary School and Farmer Rob as they investigate the habitat of the hedgerow. Investigate the types of creature that live in this vital part of the farm and the amazing jobs that they do. Plan your own bug hunt and learn to classify animals, plants and insects.
NFU_Education
Life Cycles on the Farm

Life Cycles on the Farm

Spring has sprung on the farm. Join us as we tour Upper Walton Farm during lambing season. We find out all about the life cycles of some of the animals on the farm. Use our life cycles cards to think about how it all fits together and test your baby animal knowledge with our Baby Baby Baby quiz.
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