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Threatened Species Project

eastern barred bandicoot

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This week in our Year 6/ 7 Science classes we are starting a project about Threatened Species. You have already learnt about the general  characterisitics of all  living  organisms and how living organisms are classified into Five Kingdoms and smaller groups depending on characteristics such as: single or multicellular, autotrophic or heterotrophic, vertebrate or invertebrate, warm or cold-blooded, lay eggs or live births, fins, fur or feathers. You have also created a dichotomous key to identify 10 different objects of your own choosing (fruit, icecream flavours, drinks, lollies, sporting balls etc.)

Your project must be about a local Victorian threatened species (you can find a list at DNRE) and should demonstrate your understanding of the characterisitics of living organisms. Your student task sheet, including assessment rubric and research grid, can be found on the  Year 6/7 wiki. (Activity 5) This project is due on Friday May 28th.

If you would like to practise some of the maths activities we did this week, here are the links:

Sort polygons into a table based on number and length of sides.

Shape Sorter – choose one or two rules and place the polygons in the appropriate Venn circle.