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Science Unit 2c- Variation

 

                                                  This unit is aimed at children in Year 2.

                                                  A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 2c: Variation.

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

 

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Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for unit

(11 pages)

Vocabulary to be used during this unit

Cards of words that may be used throughout this unit (31 cards / words 3 on each sheet)

Animals and plants, which and why

(4 pages)

To observe and recognise some simple characteristics of animals and plants

 

Pictures of animals and plants to cut out and sort use to find out which things go together and why

Animal and plant

 (2 pages)

To observe and recognise some simple characteristics of animals and plants

 

Use the words and give reasons  why they think that the pictures are animal  or plant

Names of animals and plants

(1 page)

that the group of living things called animals includes humans

Make a list of animals / plants that they know compare and check to include humans

Which are humans

 (2 pages)

that humans are more like each other than they are like other animals

Select the pictures to show which are humans. Write down how the animals / the humans are like each other, and how humans are different from other animals

What can you find

 (2 pages)

To make careful observations to identify similarities

To treat animals with care

Investigate and record two places put hoops down to find plants / animals in each place be careful with the animals found

Animal quiz

(1 page)

to make careful observations to identify differences

A few questions to answer refer to books or internet. Draw babies of the given animals.

What do you know about humans

 (2 pages)

that humans are similar to each other in some ways and different in others

Naming parts of the human body. Naming things that are generally the same in humans and those that can be different

Flower and tree, same and different

 (1 page)

To know that plants in the local environment are similar to each other in some ways and different in others

fill in the boxes to show what differences and similarities there are trees and flowers

Examining flowers

(1 page)

To know that plants in the local environment are similar to each other in some ways and different in others

Naming the parts of flowers, drawing flowers that look different but have the same parts

Looking for flowers

(1 page)

To make observations and comparisons of local plants

Record by drawing flowers around the school discussion about the similarities and differences of those found

Parts of a plant

(1 page)

To make observations and comparisons of local plants

Label the parts of the plant. Explain what each part of the plant does. Are all plants the same?

Measuring people

 ( 1 page)

To measure hand span in standard units of length (to the nearest centimetre)

To present measurements in block graphs

Measuring various parts of the body, include hand span, record on given table.

Hands and feet

 (1 page)

To raise questions about differences between themselves, test them and decide whether their predictions were correct

Experiment to find out if the people with the biggest hands have the biggest feet

Put the animals into groups

 (2 pages)

that living things in the locality can be grouped according to observable similarities and differences

to present results in a block graph

Put the pictures of the animals into groups. Fill in the graph to show how many fit into the various categories.

 

 

 

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