Characteristics of living things
This week you will create a classification key and show the characteristics of living things.
The characteristics of a living thing are what make it similar or different to other living things.
Go through the lesson presentation 'Classification Keys' and answer the questions that appear.
Activity 1 - use the pictures of 8 living things (in the document below) and record which living thing has each characteristic by putting a tick or a cross in the table on the 'Woodland Habitat Classification' activity sheet.
Activity 2 - you are going to create a classification key (similar to the one above) to sort the 8 living things from the 'Rainforest Habitat Classification' document below.
Look carefully at these living things, what questions could you ask to split them into two groups?
Look at the lesson presentation above for a complete example of creating a classification key.