As a class, classify the items on slide 7 as either living or non-living. Discuss the answers on slide 8.
Place the students into small groups. Provide each group with the Living and Non-Living Sorting Activity. Explain to the students that they must work together as a group to sort and classify the cards, according to whether they are living or non-living. Monitor and support the students as required.
Allow each group to report back to the class. Encourage the students to explain the reasons behind their classification choices.
As a class, use picture cards from the previous activity to play a game of ‘Celebrity Heads’.
Encourage more capable students to assist others during group work.
Encourage less confident students to participate in group work at a level at which they feel comfortable.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities