Animals Including Humans
Last week’s learning: We were identifying animals and the groups that they belong to. We made some observations of animals in our local environment.
Which animals did you see?
What type of animal did you see the most of?
We know the animal groups and some of the animals that belong in each group.
Today’s learning: To describe and compare animals and their different features.
Watch the video to find out what we will be learning about today:
Here are some of the scientific words that we shall be using today:
Compare, similarities, differences, observe, observations, features, mammal, amphibian, reptile, fish, bird, animal groups, feathers, scaly skin, hair
To begin today’s lesson:
With your grown-up, look at the Lesson Presentation (slides 1-13) that I have attached below, look closely at each of the animals. Using the questions on the Lesson Presentation, can you name the features of different animals, for example, beak, legs, claws, eyes, ears, etc. Can you name some of the features of animals from each group?
Here is an example:
Look at the slide (14) above from the Lesson Presentation.
ARE ALL BIRDS EXACTLY THE SAME?
Discuss this with your grown-up. What do you think? Can you explain why? How could you find out if the statement is correct?
Have a look at slide 17:
Can you write down all the features that you can see for each bird, e.g., 2 legs, 2 wings. I have attached a Comparing Animals Activity Sheet; you can record your ideas on the sheet.
You can use the Lesson Presentation to help you. If you would like to find out more about birds, or to prove whether all birds can fly or not, click on the ebook on the presentation, (it is on slide 19)
HOW ARE ANIMALS FROM THE SAME GROUP, THE SAME?
HOW ARE ANIMALS FROM THE SAME GROUP, DIFFERENT?
I would like you to record your ideas on the Comparing Animals Activity Sheet, (or on a piece of paper, to save printing). You can use the information on the the eBook, the Lesson Presentation, any books that you have at home or your own observations.
If you are at school:
You can use the Photo Pack and Feature Labels that I have attached below, to find and discuss the similarities between animals of the same group and to discuss the differences you can see, explaining your observations to an adult. As a group, arrange and stick the labels around the photos on a big sheet of paper. You could record your work using a camera.
To finish today’s lesson:
Look at slide 31-33 of the Lesson Presentation. Can you explain what you know from your observations?
Challenge: Can you answer the true or false statements on the Lesson Presentation (slide 33)