Thursday, 12 June 2014

Science: Classification

Today we learnt that in the science world all living things are grouped together into similar groups this process is called classification.

In class in groups we had to decide which living things belong together and what we should call these groups.

Then we got piece of paper with lots of different pictures of living things which we had classify into groups. 

We had a lot of fun deciding which living thing belongs where

Science: Living World

This term Room 18 is focusing on Science. We are looking at the living world. First we had to think about what is living and what is non-living.

We had an activity where we had to cut out pictures and decide if they were living or non-living. Some of them were quite tricky. A few of us got a bit confused about whether fire, chocolate, an ipad or the moon are living or non-living things.

Next we had to think about what makes something living. We found out that there are seven characteristics of living things. In groups we brainstormed our ideas.

Then we came back together as a class and learnt about an acronym called MRS GREN. If we can remember MRS GREN we can remember the seven characteristics of living things:

M - movement
R - respiration
S - sensitivity

G - growth
      R - reproduction
E - excretion 
N - nutrition