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Ask pupils to propose 'yes/no' questions that will sort a number of minibeasts using a tree diagram. (Tip: start with two or three creatures and add more into the tray once the concept is more secure.) Choose the minibeasts on the first screen by dragging them into the tray one by one. On the sorting screen, add labels with questions and drag the arrows onto the screen to denote 'yes' or 'no'.

Activities designed to encourage children to think about the characteristics of a range of animals, including humans

A fun activity to help children learn about living things. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about animal parts and health and growth. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about variation. Includes a worksheet.

A fun activity to help children learn about animals and their adaptations. Includes a worksheet.

Drag the baby animal to its parent. What features are similar when comparing the adult to the baby? Can then ask staff/ children to bring in baby photos- can they match to the older version? How do we change as we get older?

This website has a huge archive of information (text, images and short video clips) about our plants and animals. There are dedicated sections for children and teachers. The teacher section has a huge range of resources for all ages, including PowerPoint presentations and Word documents.

Students can experience life as a tiger and find out about other exotic animals

BBC Bitesize information, activities and video clips on food chains.

BBC Bitesize content on food chains looking at consumers - carnivores and herbivores.

BBC Bitesize resource explaining the characteristics of mammals.

BBC Bitesize resource on the characteristics of birds

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