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Week 9 Crest Award

Why not try and get another star towards your Crest Superstar Award. You all have at least 2 stars and we are trying to get 8. Here are three great research Science tasks, all about finding out about trees in our woodlands, perfect for this week. The most important thing is you must research this INDEPENDENTLY and provide some evidence that you have thought about you choice and given reasons for why you choose your special tree. It could be fruit bearing or just pretty. May be you want one that grows tall quickly or one which has lots of seeds to encourage animals and birds. Think about it. At least one hour of research for each Crest Award and some evidence of your research please!

The temperate deciduous forest biome

The deciduous forest biome is known for having four seasons and trees that drop their leaves in the winter. This biome is located in the eastern half of the ...

Temperate Deciduous Forest-World Biomes

The temperate deciduous forest is a beautiful biome famous for four seasons, and many trees that lose their leaves each winter. Follow this link for a summar...

Types of Trees Song | Science Music Video for Kids

This song is about the different types of trees. A number of plants, mostly trees, are names according to whether they are deciduous or evergreen in nature. ...

Twinkl Go! - Quick Facts: Evergreen and Deciduous Trees Video

Love our videos? Click subscribe! Use this eye catching and informative video clip to give Year 1 pupils all the key facts they need to understand the differ...

Desert Adaptations

This short video goes over some of the basic adaptations found in the plants and animals that live in the desert biome.

Desert Adaptations

For many people, the searing summer heat in Las Vegas is described as uncomfortable at best; for others it's considered intolerable, even life threatening. B...

Terrific Scientific: How animals adapt to their environment | BBC Teach Live Lesson

This clip from the main Live Lesson looks at how animals have adapted to their environments. Hosted by The One Show's Michelle Ackerley and presenter and sci...

Amazing Ways to Live in the Desert!

Desert Animal Adaptations: Fun Fact Friday Episode 3

Another episode from the Curious Conservationist Series. Join me as I travel through US's most desolate places and jump into the realm of DESERT ANIMAL ADAPT...

Adaptation for the Desert - KS2 Science Curriculum

Adaptation of Animals - Mike Linley - Why and how spadefoot toads and scorpions are adapted to an arid desert environment. Aimed at a learning age of 7-11 - ...

10 Desert Animals With Brilliant Survival Adaptations

My PayPal https://www.paypal.me/top10world 1) Greater Roadrunner; 2) Desert Pupfish; 3) Skin-Drinking Desert Lizards; 4) Remarkable Cactus Birds; 5) Desert C...

Lizards, snakes and poisonous animals roaming the deserts of Australia - BBC wildlife

Want more natural history and wildlife videos? Visit the official BBC Earth channel: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthWW BBC Earth The BBC Earth YouTube channel is home...

What is a desert? You can see on the World map that the Arctic is considered a desert so it is not jus to do with being hot. There are four main types of desert. Find out about where they are using the power points, videos and maps below.

Deserts | Geography - Ecosystems and Biomes

Suitable for teaching 11-16s. Ferne Corrigan takes a close look at how people, plants and animals have adapted to be able to survive the harsh arid condition...

Deserts of the World | Learn interesting facts about different deserts from around the world

Deserts of the world explores the various kinds of earths deserts. In this video we learn what a desert is, the different kinds of deserts (Hot and dry, Semi...

Deserts

Deserts cover one fifth of the earth's surface. Rain fall is less than 10 inches or 25 centimetres per year and most deserts are hot and dry. The other types...

Deserts 101 | National Geographic

Deserts are diverse ecosystems that occur on all seven continents. Learn about the four major types of deserts, the surprising amount of wildlife some of the...

Desert facts

A Day in the Desert: Saguaro Wilderness

On the surface it might not look like much is going on in the desert, but even on the hottest, driest days, if you look behind the scenes, the Sonora desert ...

11.6.20  Morning all!  Two choices today. Either make your own True of False Quiz (either write it or use powerpoints) about living creatures in the savannah.

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Find out about how living things in the savannah have adapted to the habitat and how they sometimes work together to survive. Watch the videos below and make notes. Check out the ant army that defends the acacia tree. You could make your own poster or download the powerpoint and add information to each slide to explain what is happening.

 

All About Hippos for Kids: Hippopotamus for Children - FreeSchool

https://patreon.com/freeschool - Help support more content like this! Hippos! They may look silly, but these mammals are the third largest land animal on Ear...

All About Hippos for Kids: Hippopotamus for Children - FreeSchool

https://patreon.com/freeschool - Help support more content like this! Hippos! They may look silly, but these mammals are the third largest land animal on Ear...

Giraffes for Kids: Learn about Giraffes - FreeSchool

https://patreon.com/freeschool - Help support more content like this! Let's take a look at giraffes and learn a little more about this familiar yet exotic an...

Amazing Symbiosis: Ant Army Defends Tree | National Geographic

Ants as bodyguards? These ants protect acacia trees with their lives! ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geograph...

Grassland Adaptations

This short video goes over some of the basic adaptations found in the plants and animals that live in the grassland biomes including savannas and prairies.

The Tropical Savanna Biome

For AP Environmental Science. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJP4SZDBwY8&t=109s

Savanna Grassland Biome Facts

Savanna Grassland Biome Facts Learn about the biome called the Savanna. This biome is located in Africa, Brazil, Australia, and India. The Savanna is almost ...

Elephants for Children: Learn All About Elephants - FreeSchool

https://patreon.com/freeschool - Help support more content like this! Elephants are the world's largest living animals and one of the most recognizable anima...

Very creative kids in Africa! (Gaming outside the West)

What do kids in Africa play with? How do they spend their time without Lego, XBox or Wii? :-) This is a short documentary, shot in the south of Congo, during...

Masai Warriors Jumping

Being greeted by a group of Masai warriors outside a Masai Village on the Mara in Kenya.

Maasai Life Through A Child's Eyes

Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/DNw2nY 8-year-old Naresiah takes you on a journey showing what life is like as a Maasai girl in Kimana, Kenya and the struggle...

Africa | Destination World

Experience the hottest of the seven continents on this episode of "Destination World." Africa is home to some of the most famous animals in the world-here's ...

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? | Animal Science for Kids

Jessi and Squeaks look into an animal mystery: Why do zebras have stripes? ---------- Love SciShow Kids and want to help support it? Become a patron on Patre...

Save the Rhinos! | Animal Science for Kids

What has tough skin, a tiny tail, and a big horn on its nose? A rhino! Join Jessi and Squeaks and learn all about these super cool, super strong animals! ---...

Black Rhino | Amazing Animals

Black rhinos have been living on Earth for nearly 12 million years! Learn more amazing facts about the black rhino in this video from National Geographic Kid...

African Elephant 🐘 | Amazing Animals

African elephants can live up to 70 years! Learn more amazing facts about the African Elephant in this video from National Geographic Kids. ➡ Subscribe for m...

Wildebeest | Amazing Animals

About a million wildebeest migrate across the grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania every year! Learn more amazing facts about the wildebeest in this video from N...

Banded Mongoose | Amazing Animals

Banded mongoose like to eat ticks that are living on warthogs! Learn more amazing facts about the banded mongoose in this video from National Geographic Kids...

Secretary Bird | Amazing Animals

Secretary birds have tough, scaly legs and talons that they use to stomp their prey! Learn more amazing facts about the secretary bird in this video from Nat...

Cheetah | Amazing Animals

A cheetah's spine allows it to stretch out and cover about 30 feet in one stride! Learn more amazing facts about the cheetah in this video from National Geog...

African Lion 🦁 | Amazing Animals

Lions are the only big cats that live in groups called prides, which consist of mostly related females, their cubs, plus one or two adult males. Learn more a...

3.6.20 Find out about the animals, birds and insects you can find in the rainforests. You could read about the animals mentioned in the Rainforest Calling book, using the activities above. Think about which level of the forest the animals live in (emergent layer, canopy, etc), what they eat and anything else that is interesting. 

You could make fact cards, or a powerpoint slide or a giant poster. Think about how each plant or creature has adapted to suit its environment (e.g. leaves are waxy and have a drip tip to help rain run off quickly to stop them rotting in the wet and rainy forest). 

Watch the clips below (most are under 2 mins) and find out about the amazing adaptations of the plants and animals. There is the murderous strangler fig that kills the tree it grows up and the plant that acts as a toilet for tree shrews!

Rainforests 101 | National Geographic

Rainforests are home to over half of the world's plant and animal species. Learn about tropical and temperate rainforests, how they contribute to the global ...

The Layers of the Rainforest #readalong

We're celebrating a month of reading fun on YouTube Kids. Learn about the little cacao tree, the chocolate it makes, and the rainforest it lives in from Step...

Virtual Field Trip - Amazon Rainforest

Visit http://www.virtualfieldtrips.org to learn more Introduce your students to the layers of the rainforest and the animals who live there. Explore the adap...

Rainforests 101 | National Geographic

Rainforests are home to over half of the world's plant and animal species. Learn about tropical and temperate rainforests, how they contribute to the global ...

The Real Animals of Madagascar | Animal Science for Kids

Jessi and Squeaks introduce you to the amazing, unusual animals and plants from a place like nowhere else on earth: Madagascar! ---------- Like SciShow? Want...

25 Facts About the AMAZON RAINFOREST | 25 FACTS

Grab an umbrella and some bug spray because we're about to forage for 25 abundant facts about THE AMAZON RAINFOREST! Tune in each week for 25 crazy, cool, ep...

Explore the Rainforest! | Ecology for Kids

It's raining where Jessi and Squeaks live, so they decided to bust out some books and read up on a special kind of forest where it rains almost every day! --...

Odd Facts About Sloths

Sloths might be slow and spend much of their time sleeping, but they're definitely not boring. Jessi shares three weird facts about sloths! ---------- Like S...

Look at the power point first. Then either print out the invertebrate hunt or copy out the grid. Everything else is for reference and does not need to be printed. Lesson plans are for parents who want the guidance. 

Week 2 27.4.20

Grouping Living Creatures. Watch the powerpoint, then sort the animals. You can easily draw the circles out on a piece of paper to save printing. The one page you might want to print has all the animal pictures on it.

Overview of the topic and lesson plans are for parents who would like to use it.

Leeks, parsnip and carrot tops sprouting.
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