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Classifying Plants

Posted On 24 Sep 2018
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Years 3 and 4 have been really enjoying their science topic learning all about the different groups of living organisms and how to sort them.

After learning about the ways of grouping animals into many different vertebrate groups and invertebrates, this week we investigated how we could sort and classify different plants.

We discussed the shared characteristics of different vertebrate groups and then moved on to looking at what characteristics plants could share. The children’s challenge was to sort 24 plants into 6 different groups, based on their shared characteristics – which required a lot of discussion and debate!

After successfully sorting all the plants into groups, some children managed to create a classification key to classify their individual plants accurately.

Lots of excellent teamwork and super scientific discussion today, Miss Hodkin was very impressed with the reasons and questions for different groups that the children came up with!

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