Class 5 Science – Living Things and their Habitats

If we were at school, we would be moving onto our next Science topic. You can learn about some of this at home through the following activities. You’ll need to use your researching skills!


  • Follow this link and watch this video.
  • Can you write a definition for the following: a mammal, an amphibian, a reptile, an insect and a bird? What differences do you notice?
  • Answer the questions on slide 3 of the PowerPoint.
  • Have a look at the Mammals Life Cycle sheet.
  • Can you create a life cycle for a different kind of mammal? Include illustrations, diagrams if you can and clear labels. How you present it is up to you.


  • Have a look at slide 6 and 7 of the PowerPoint and the Amphibians Life Cycle sheet. How is this life cycle different to that of a mammal?
  • Present your learning about the life cycle of a frog (or a different amphibian) in one of these ways or in your own way:
  1. Create a computer based presentation like PowerPoint or Scratch
  2. Make a small book
  3. Present your findings to your family (think prompt cards and diagrams)


  • Look at slides 8 and 9 of the PowerPoint.
  • Make a leaflet to show the differences between the life cycles of these two reptiles: A Garter snake and a Crocodile


  • Research and find out what these terms mean: Complete metamorphosis and incomplete metamorphosis.
  • Have a look at the Insect Life Cycle Complete Metamorphosis and Insect Life Cycle Incomplete Metamorphosis sheets and slides 10, 11 and 12 of the PowerPoint.
  • Write some similarities and differences between these two life cycle types.
  • Write down 3 different insects which have each of these life cycles.


  • Look at slide 13 of the PowerPoint and the Bird Life Cycle sheet
  • Write down the stages of the mammal and bird life cycles on slips of paper or card. Challenge a family member to build each life cycle correctly. Help them if they get stuck!

Amphibian Life Cycle

Bird Life Cycle

Insect Life Cycle Complete Metamorphosis

Living Things and their Habitats (PowerPoint)

Mammal Life Cycle


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