Aims and objectives
The aim of the activity is to help children understand that animals
produce offspring and that these offspring grow into adults.
No previous knowledge is required for this activity.
In the classroom
This activity can be used to explore life processes and living things.
Children can find different ways to sort the animals. All the adult
animals could be grouped or all of the young animals. Children can
print off their work and discuss it with the teacher.
'Click' on an animal and 'drag it' onto the field background. Animals
can be removed from the background by 'clicking' and 'dragging'
them to side. Children can print their work at any time by clicking
on the 'print' button.
Encouraging children to talk about their choices and be active
in the decision making process can be helped if the resource is
used with an interactive whiteboard. Children can then be called
to the screen and ‘grab’ the animals to move them around
|Support materials description:
|The worksheet contains a set of picture cards
of all the animals shown in the activity. These can be printed
onto stiff paper, laminated and used to develop further sorting
and matching activities.
Science – KS1:
Sc1 1b; 2f