Week 5 Lesson Objectives
Using the Video Summary sheet provided, Paraphrase (that means to say in your own words) the main points of the video, and write down any questions you might have.
Please also watch this video
What we did in class
This week we began working as a taxonomist, who is a biological scientist who works to group and classify organisms based on their features. The first job of a taxonomist is to ascertain whether or not their specimen is living or non-living. This might be a very hard thing to do just on appearance. For example, a rockfish looks just like a rock. It is only once examined carefully that it can be identified to be an animal!
After we examined 5 very different plants and animals, which we already knew were living, we discovered that there were a few specific criteria that were essential for a living thing to have/do.
We have claimed that a living thing requires water to survive, must be able to reproduce, and can grow and move. These things are essential for life.
Literacies of Science
Why do we use a table?
We use a table to organise information so that we can understand it more easily.
What does a table include?
A table includes a title, columns with headings and information under each heading.
Words Worth Knowing
Taxonomist - a biological scientist who groups organisms into specific categories.