Start date: Week beginning 24th May
Date to be handed in: Monday 5th July
6 weeks long. (Includes half term)
Are you up to date?
Use the table below to tick off each weeks task
as you do it.
Complete each task on a new sheet of paper with a
title and your name.
Title Task Tick when
Completed by completed
Week 1 What habitat? Mon 31st May
Week 2 Animals Mon 7th June
Week 3 Classification Mon 14th June
Week 4 Adaptation Mon 21st June
Week 5 Food chains and food Mon 28th June
Week 6 Human Impact Mon 5th July
1. Choose a local habitat, for
example your garden, a local
wood, the village green, the
village pond, an area within
2. Describe your habitat.
Include weather, plant life,
length of day and any other
interesting information. For
this you will need to collect
data about the weather.
3. Include a picture of your Extension
habitat. You can draw it or
How about keeping a
take a photo. weather
diary for a week?
4. Label the picture of the Can you present this
habitat, naming the things information in a graph?
Week 2 - Animals
1. Describe what animals
are found in your
2. Include lots of
difference species of
mammals, birds, fish,
include any insects or
crustaceans you think
3. Include a picture of
each animal, either
E.g. Frog (an amphibian)
drawn by hand or from
a magazine or the
4. Label each picture
with the name of the
animal and the group it
Week 3 - Classification
1. Use the pictures
from last weeks task
to help you create a
key to identify the
animals in your
There is an example
on the following page
to help you.
A paired statement key is a useful way to
identify living things because it can easily
be made up into book form.
1 Wings Go to 2
No Wings Go to 4
2 Thick body Bumble Bee
Thin Body Go to 3
3 Back legs as long as body Common Mosquito
Back legs longer than body Malaria Mosquito
4 Eight Legs House Spider
Six Legs Go to 5
5 Narrow waist Black Ant
Broad waist Cat Flea
1. Chose one of the animals in your habitat.
2. Draw a large labelled diagram of this animal.
3. Explain how this animal is adapted to live in
4. What specific features does it have to ensure
that it survives? Make sure that you explain
How would the animal struggle
in a different environment
and why this is the case.
What would it need to change
to survive somewhere else?
Week 5 – Food chains
1. Draw a food chain Extension
for the animal you
have chosen. 1. Once you have
created food chains
try to put them
2. Label the producer together to create a
(plant), primary food web for your
consumer, secondary habitat. If you can’t
consumer and include all of your
tertiary consumer. animals, try as many
3. Draw a pyramid of 2. Can you turn your
numbers to pyramid of numbers
represent your food into a pyramid of
Week 6 - What impact
are humans having on
1. Use the internet to find
examples of how humans
are impacting on this
2. How could this effect the
animal you have
3. Are there any ways this
could be prevented?
You have completed the
science homework project .
1. Before you hand it in, make sure that all you
work is there.
2. Number the pages and make a front page and
contents page to finish off your project.
3. Make sure your name is on it!
Have you shown that you can:
1. Describe a habitat?
2. Collect data about the weather?
3. Draw a graph?
4. Identify which groups animals belong
5. Label diagrams showing important
6. Design a key?
7. Explain how animals are adapted to
8. Make a food chain or food web?
9. Make a pyramid of numbers/biomass?
10. Use the internet to investigate the effect
humans are having on other living
Each weeks task is marked out
1. Have you described your habitat?
(the weather, plant life, day length)
Have you presented your weather data in a graph?
Have you a picture of your habitat?
2. Have you named and classified the animals you would find in the habitat?
3.Have you made a key to help other people in your habitat to identify the
4.Have you chosen 1 animal in the habitat and drawn a large labelled diagram
of it showing how it is adapted to its habitat?
Have you thought about how the animal would survive another habitat?
5. Have you drawn a food chain for your habitat?
Have you drawn a pyramid of numbers for the food chain?
Have you drawn a food web for your habitat?
6. Have you found out about the effect are humans having on your habitat?