Monday, 18 May 2015

Identifying and Classifying

Ci7cus have been learning and discussing different ways we can group things! We put on our 'scientist thinking hat' and came up with classifications for these shellssea creatures and other findings from the beach.

We had to use our observation skills to decide how we group them. Then we had to discuss and share why we've put them in those groups.

Here we decided to group them by colour.

Do you know how we grouped them this time?

This time they are classified by size: Large, Medium and Small.

We also grouped them depending on if they were 'round' or 'not round'. There was a lot of
discussion and debate with this one! We really had to be able to explain why or why not we thought
they were round. It depended on what part of the shell or sea creature you were looking at!

Some groups then used their classifying skills to group items into 'living' and 'non-living'

This made us WONDER and question - 'What makes something living?'

We came up with a list of things that might help us decide if
something is living or not. What do you think? Is there anything else
we can add to our list?

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