Co ordinates , translations and reflections.
When we did this before, people got in a pickle – not measuring from a mirror line ( at right angles to it) for reflections or not counting squares in the “corners” and counting spaces. This book is a “sister” book to Abacus which we have access to at the moment and has lots of explanation in it to help- make sure you read and re-read it ALL – especially the speech bubbles- I hope you will work through the pages first- there aren’t actually many questions to do . It gradually gets harder as the squares are removed. YOu DO NOT NEED to send all this in but I would like to see the LAST PAGE’S ANSWERS -end of unit assesment please- do as much as you can. It is 5 days worth!
We are going exploring over the Pacific Ocean ( our topic is Oceans, remember) with a famous scientist and explorer, Charles Darwin. Read the background information sheet and then answer the questions on the quiz form.
Science task 1
Watch the video of the “tree of life” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pktDqFy5IcE
and the cartoon version What is Evolution? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHOjC4oxh8&t=8s
and look at the dinosaur to bird sheet.
I have also added a cool video on Activelearn comparing the timeline across your body!
Write the title : To understand what evolution means.
1.Then in your own words , I repeat YOUR OWN words, write what you understand about evolution.
2. If you can print out, cut up the evolution of the horse page into separate pictures, dates and heights, muddle them up and then using your knowledge of evolution and dates, try and re-assemble the page in the correct order.
3.Write a SENTENCE about two changes to the “horse” over the millennia (millions of years)
Science Task 2 Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
1. Write the title: Explaining the term “natural selection” and finding out about Charles Darwin.
2. Watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SCjhI86grU&t=8s
3. Write in YOUR OWN WORDs what natural selection means ( the reading comprehension assignemnt might help) Include evidence from Charles Darwin (tortoises/finches) too.
4 . This will help with the ARt ideas in the next task: Find someone to Play ʻevolutionary consequencesʼ by drawing a very simple shape at the head of a piece of A4 paper, e.g. simple fish shape (oval plus triangle). Pass the paper to the person to your left who folds over the top image and redraws it changing one feature slightly, e.g. make the tail longer or add an eye. Repeat this process five or six times and then unfurl the paper to compare the first and last drawing. They should have evolved slightly differently. Remember, this processs would take millennia ( my new word)
5. Do the quiz on the link and tell me how you did. https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/science/adaptation/
Science task 3 Go on a tour in search of five fantastic animals
The Natural History Museum is an amazing place to visit. Go and explore and find some amazing animals. There is whale skeleton in one of the halls. There is also the collection of finches that Charles Darwin collected and began his thinking about natural evolution. I was going to post it here, but it is a bit gruesome- I don’t like looking at dead animals- you might. I’ll send you the link if you want it .
Spend some time exploring this site and then write down five new animal facts which amazed you . Five different animals- or it will look like you just went on the first page you came to and wrote stuff down. Here’s the start of mine: In one mouthful, a blue whale takes over 400,000 calories of krill. A male platypus has venemous spikes on its feet ( but I’ve forgotten already what the poison is for). I challenge you to only start one sentence with “The” or “A”. I’ve used mine up already and have three more animals to find yet….I think I will find something all creepy crawly next……could be gone some time…. it is a big place…..
This link starts off with the blue whale but go wherever you want in the Natural History Museum.
Science task 4 Art
Watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDSFlRunlrU
Do a cartoon strip of 3 or 4 pictures? WITH CAPTIONS of the story of the moth in the video OR invent your own creature and show how it is adapted to the environment and then the environment changes and how your creature then has to adapt to the new environment (over millennia ) to survive. If you are short of ideas, look at the English task which is next as it has some more ideas on making up a creature. Send me your ideas- I would love to see.
Science and English 5 Create a creature.
Use the sheet to guide you to write a DETAILED description to of the animal you created in the previous art task or a completely new one. Do not just answer the questions- write a paragraph at least, please as this will then be a draft for a big write the following week on your fantastical animal.