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Living Things - Lesson 1


Life cycle project - Thanks to Ms Lowthian for supplying the following...

Read the learner guides and watch the class clips.  You may also want to do your own research online.


Draw the life cycle of a mammal, an amphibian, a reptile, an insect and a bird.  Draw them in a circular shape like:


Write about how they are different from one another.  You may want to use a Venn diagram to do this.


You can lay this task out as you wish.  You may want to create a word document or Power point.  Alternatively, make a poster or just write it on paper.  Try to include drawings or tracings.  Always draw in pencil and try to label pictures with a neat ruled line.  Try to use as much scientific vocabulary as you can.


Key facts

Mammals – have hair, feed their young with milk, give birth to live young. E.g. dogs, giraffe, lions, otters.

Amphibians – lay eggs often in jelly, can take in oxygen through their skin when under water or through their lungs when on land, have a waxy skin, warm blooded. E.g. frogs, toads, newts.

Birds – have feathers, some can fly but not all, lay oval eggs, warm-blooded. E.g. Blue tit, penguin, eagle.

Reptile – has a rough skin, lays round eggs, cold-blooded. E.g. turtles, chameleon, bearded dragon.

Insects – have 6 legs, some fly, 3 body parts (head, thorax, abdomen). E.g. Ladybird, fly, butterfly.