Characteristics of Living Things
variety of living things
Can you name some living things?
Make a list, or a mindmap keep things that are related to each other close to each other
What differences are there between the various Organisms you have wrote down?
Can you tell us some of the similarities that the living things share or have in common?
classifying living organisms as plants or animals
Could you make a set of rules to decide on a Living thing being a Plant or Animal
Scientists have documented over 20,000 species of fish, 6,000 species of reptiles, 9,000 birds, 1,000 amphibians, 15,000 species of mammals and over a million species of insect
OB40 identify the basic life processes and characteristics common to all living organisms:
nutrition, respiration, excretion, growth, reproduction, movement and response
identifying common plants and animals;
OB38 understand how to use a simple key to identify plants and animals, including vertebrates and invertebrates
OB39 investigate the variety of living things by direct observation of animals and plants in their environment; classify living organisms as plants or animals, and animals as vertebrates or invertebrates
Scientists have documented over 20,000 species of fish, 6,000 species of reptiles, 9,000 birds, 1,000 amphibians, 15,000 species of mammals and over a million species of insect. Where did they all come from and what are the relationships between all of these different species can be found on this very important page http://www.open2.net/treeoflife/index.html