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  1. 1. OUTCOMES Students learn to: 1. Classify living things according to structural features and identify that they have patterns of similarities and differences 2. Identify a range of plants and animals using simple keys 3. Identify that living things can be divided into a number of major kingdoms 4. Discuss the concept of a species 5. Design simple keys to identify a range of living things 6. Classify organisms as being autotrophic or heterotrophic
  2. 2. FOCUS OUTCOME Classify living things according to structural features and identify that they have patterns of similarities and differences
  3. 3. Knowledge & Understanding - 4.8 Describes features of living things. PFA - 4.1 Identifies historical examples of how scientific knowledge has changed peoples understanding of the world. - 4.3 Identifies areas of everyday life that have been affected by scientific developments Skills Skills - ICT - Content Classify living things according to structural features and identify that they have patterns of similarities and differences
  4. 4. BLOOM’S TAXONOMY WHEEL INSERT TEXT HERE
  5. 5. BLOOM’S TAXONOMY
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION TO LAYERED CURRICULUM • Evaluate and Create: Layer A focuses on students’ critical thinking. Tasks involved within this layer are generally higher order and appear at the top of the Bloom’s Taxonomy pyramid • Analyse and Apply: Layer B requires students to build upon their acquired content knowledge (from layer C) through the use of various skills such as analysing, applying, manipulating and comparing. •Remember / Understand: This layer involves teaching students key concepts and content knowledge pertaining to the outcome
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  8. 8. LAYER B  INSERT TEXT HERE
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  10. 10. LAYER C: Remember / Understand Task Name Description 1. Q &A Lecture-style presentation to introduce the topic of classification with class discussion and questions. 2. Read & Review Students read the historical development of classification and write a review / summary. 3. Fact Sheet Students discover the 5-Kingdom system and trace the classification of Humans from Kingdom to Species. 4. Picture Match Students are given images of various organisms which they have to categorise into the correct Kingdom. 5. Explain Benefits Students are asked “Why & how do we classify?” “What are the benefits of classification / why useful?”
  11. 11. LAYER C - Example
  12. 12. LAYER B: Apply & Analyse Task Name Description 1. Open ended Classification Students classify given objects (Variety of lollies, objects in pencil case, etc.) into categories using the dichotomous key they have created. 2. Attribute listing List features of and draw different samples of organisms that they have seen and handled in class. 3. Categorise Classification of organisms the drag and drop feature of the Smartboard, using the key given. 4. Movie Examination Students watch a video of under the sea and list the different organisms they can see to the Phyla level. 5. Close passage Students apply acquired knowledge to complete given close passage.
  13. 13. LAYER B - Example
  14. 14. LAYER A: Evaluate & Create Task Name Description 1. Research task. - Select - Create - Justify & Explain - Compare and critique Students use a scaffold to carry out an independent research task. Element 1: Students select 15 organisms from a list of organisms. Element 2: Students create a map of their own zoo based on the characteristics of their chosen organisms. Element 3: Students justify and explain the layout of their map. Element 4: Students compare their layout with those of another peer and critique it listing any improvements to be made.

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