Term 1 Topic 1 Many different plants and animals Introductionmany different plants and animals live in different habitats on Earth (forms the Biodiversity of the Earth).Teacher Input 1Greet the learners.Ask them the following questions:Where do you live?E.g. shack; house; caravan; RDP house; “hok”; outbuilding; complex; flat; etc.Describe the structure of your dwelling.E.g. bricks; wood; planks; mud; corrugated sheet; tin shanty; etc.Be very creative. If you could be an animal, which one would you prefer to be? Give a reason(s).E.g. bird(chirping, flying, be free, beautiful feathers, etc.); dolphin (swim, perform tricks at the oceanarium, etc); lion (jungle ruler, hunt, etc.)Tell them that the place where an animal lives is called its habitat.Learner Activity 1The teacher gives half of the learners the pictures of plants and animals and / or the plastic plants and animals.The other learners can each receive a flash card on which different habitats are written .The learners with the plants and animals must then search for his/her habitat and vice versa.Encourage the learners to speak softly while matching up.Once they have found their “partner” they must write the following down at the back of the flard card:Animal [sound it makes, colour, plural form, diminutive, etc.Plant [colour, type of plant, herb / vegetable / fruit, seasonal, grows above / below the soil, etc.Allow the learners 10 minutes to complete the activity.Learner Activity 2Ask the learners to work in pairs.They must write 5 things down that they know about endangered species.If the learners do not know what the words endangered species mean, explain it to them.endangered [life threatening to become extinct].species [animals and plants].Teacher Input 2Show Video Clip 1 (6.16 minutes). This video explains what is meant by endangered species.This will help learners understand what causes animals to become endangered and to form ideas of how to help.Show Video Clip 2 (2.35 minutes). This video explains what a habitat is, and that all plants, animals and humans, require food, water and shelter.Ask learners what they learnt from the video clips and write their answers on the board.Now show Presentation 1.Learner Activity 3Hand out Worksheet A.Explain that the questions in the worksheet are based on the Presentation that they have just seen.Let learners complete the worksheet.Learner Activity 4Divide the class into groups of 6 – 8 learners.Each group must use their magazines to cut out pictures to complete a collage of an ecosystem.The learners are reminded that the pictures must reflect different aspects of plants and animals.The group leader organizes the group.A scribe is appointed to organize the pictures on an A3 blank page.Five members of the group search for pictures of an ecosystem and cut it out.Once enough pictures have been cut the group helps to place each picture strategically [participation, respect and view points in the group are important].The collages can be displayed in the class against the wall.Learner Activity 5Tell the learners that they should have a good understanding about habitats by now.Hand out Worksheet B.Explain that the pictures of 4 different habitats are given and the learners are expected to fill in the different plants and animals that live in these habitats.Revision Activity 1Learners complete Quiz 1.Additional Resources: Video LinksHabitats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzykg5HF1FIInsects and spiders - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsAH79xmmEAThe water cycle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0ymnkj8N-U By Administrator|2015-07-21T14:01:16+02:00June 10th, 2015|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! facebooktwitterlinkedinredditwhatsapptumblrpinterestvkEmail About the Author: Administrator Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.