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Science Unit 4b- Habitats.

                                                                       This unit is aimed at children in Year 4.

                                           A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 4b: Habitats.

                                                        For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

   

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Habitats in a Venn diagram

 (1 page)

To identify different types of habitats

To record the differences and similarities between two habitats in a Venn diagram

Investigating habitats

 (1 page)

To know that different animals are found in different habitats

Record animals and plants found in a number of different habitats in the school grounds

What is a habitat?

(2 pages)

To know that different animals are found in different habitats

Choose a habitat and animal or plant, record its food, shelter and where it gets its water

Animal and plant habitats

(2 pages)

To know that different animals are found in different habitats

Write which animals and plants can be found in the places shown on the pictures

What can you find?

(7 pages)

To know that different animals are found in different habitats

Write animals or plants that you may  / would not find in the given places

Knowing different habitats

(2 pages)

To know that different animals are found in different habitats

Find out and record different information about different features in habitats

Where do they live?

 (1 page)

To  make predictions of organisms that will be found in a habitat

 

Identify in which habitat each of the animals would live

Where would they be found?

(1 page)

To  make predictions of organisms that will be found in a habitat

Complete the chart top say where each animal would be found

Ants

(2 page)

To  observe the conditions in a local habitat and make a record of the animals found

Information about ants. Find the answers to the questions about ants

Adapting to a habitat

(2 pages)

To  know that animals are suited to the environment in which they are found

An explanation of animals’ adaptation. Sort animals into habitats. Write how some animals / plants adapt

How animals adapt

(1 page)

To  know that animals are suited to the environment in which they are found

Use the given features to till in spaces on chart – name of animal, how it uses the feature,  where it lives

Animal groups - birds

 (1 page)

To  group organisms according to observable features

Explanation about birds. Name the pictures of the birds. Name others

Animal groups - fish

 (1 page)

To  group organisms according to observable features

Explanation about fish. Name the pictures of the fish

Animal groups – Amphibians and reptiles

 (1 page)

To  group organisms according to observable features

Explanation about both. Name one of each. Sort pictures into amphibian / reptile.

Sorting animals

(1 page)

To  group organisms according to observable features

Record the names of animals which go into the different groups

Sorting minibeasts

(2 pages)

To  group organisms according to observable features

Use the pictures to stick into the appropriate squares of the diagram

Grouping living things

 (1 page)

To  use keys to identify local plants or animals

Description of living things, name some in that group. Draw and label at least one.

Looking for minibeasts

 (1 page)

To  make reliable observations of organisms

Go into the school grounds and make a tally of all the different minibeasts found in the given places (for discussion and comparison)

Predators or prey

(1 page)

To  identify the food sources of different animals in different habitats

Indicate which are the predators and which the prey under each set of two animals

Food chain

(1 page)

To  identify the structure of a food chain in a specific habitat

Information on food chains

Food chain cards

(4 pages)

To learn  most food chains start with a green plant

Cards to cut out and make up food chains – starting with plants

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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