As you discuss the worksheet, prompt students with questions to guide their thinking of how living things need certain things that nonliving things don’t need. Students should recognize which one is living.
This assembly was originally delivered by the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.
It explores what living things are, how they grow, foodchains, habitats and sorting activities. There is a woodlands story at the end of the assembly for the whole school to play an active part in.
This assembly is also suitable for classroom based work, using an interactive whiteboard. Please feel free to change this as appropriate for your school.
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Display boards around your school can help create atmosphere. They can be truly engaged students in creation. It can get the entire school involved and show off the best student work. This is the Science board I made last year. It had been very especially creative as it involved the concept of dissecting frog by the Primary 6 students. I added and displayed the best students work from Primary 1 - Primary 5.
Gather your students together. Show them two objects–one real and one artificial and ask what they have in common (e.g. a potted plant and a stuffed animal). Write their answers on the board for future use. Ask students if one of the objects is alive. How do they know? Tell students that there are ways to determine if something is a living thing or a nonliving thing. Write down new vocabulary as it is discussed to solidify concepts taught. Ask students to think about how they know if something is alive.
A 3-dimensional display board I made for Science. Display boards can be an incentive for students to do their best work and they add interest for parents and visitors. I hope this gives you an idea for your next Biology display board.
Soil is one of Earth’s most important natural resources. Review with children that most plants rely on soil to grow. People rely on plants and animals for food. I recommend doing plenty of hands-on activities with soil.
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Pet cards and skin texture boards. Children to sort the cards onto the correct board, depending on which skin type they have. Can provoke discussion around why animals have certain skins (temperature regulation, protection, sensory needs). Could also introduce camouflage.
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