Organization of a Living Thing

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Organization of Living Things : 

Organization of Living Things Created and Produced By: April Beckman Ashlee Stansbury November, 2009 Ed 205

Standard: : 

Standard: Organization of Living Things (LO) III 2 . Compare and contrast (K-2) or classify (3-5) familiar organisms on the basis of observable physical characteristics. Key concepts: Plant and animal parts—backbone, skin, shell, limbs, roots, leaves, stems, flowers, feathers, scales. Real-world contexts: Animals that look similar— snakes, worms, millipedes; flowering and nonflowering plants; pine tree, oak tree, rose, algae

Introduction : 

Introduction We will look at: Plants and their parts, Animals and their body parts Animals that look similar, and Flowering and nonflowering plants

Plant Parts : 

Plant Parts Stem Leaf Flower Roots

Vocabulary : 

Vocabulary Skin shell limbs roots scales Snakes leaves stems flowers Feathers worms millipedes pine tree oak tree rose algae

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Click each part to hear the meaning of the word.

Parts of a PlantHyperlink : 

Parts of a PlantHyperlink

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Seeds of the future

Animal Parts : 

Animal Parts

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What Is a Bug? Insects, spiders, centipedes, and other creepy-crawlies are commonly called bugs. Bugs are invertebrate animals and usually wear a hard external skeleton. They are some of the planet's most successful creatures. They live in every corner of the globe and are capable of adapting to any type of environment. Source: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs.html

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Insects with Wings Butterflies, bees, lady bugs, and dragonflies are all insects that can fly.

Things that look similar!! : 

Things that look similar!! Worms Millipedes Snakes Snakes and worms are both legless creatures. Millipedes have many legs, but do have similar cylindrical body shapes like worms and snakes.

Animals: things that look similar : 

Animals: things that look similar Even though these animals look very different at first sight, they have several similarities. These four pictures all show mammals. Mammals always have hair/fur, they are capable of regulation their body temperatures. Land mammals have four limbs, and they have backbones.

Primates: things that look similar : 

Primates: things that look similar Primates have well developed hands and feel. They also have a disposable thumb. Their eyes are forward in their head and they have highly developed brains. Primates have live births and long gestation periods. Humans, chimpanzees, and baboons have very similar social styles and family models. Humans are the smartest primates…we have the largest brain. http://tolweb.org/treehouses/?treehouse_id=3029 Click the link below for more information on Primates.

Rodents: things that look similar : 

Rodents: things that look similar Porcupines Mice Squirrels Rodents are the largest group of the mammal family! http://www.cdc.gov/rodents/ Click the link below to read the CDC’s take on rodents.

Flowering Plants : 

Flowering Plants The flowers on the flowering plants are the plants reproductive organs. Flowers contain seeds, these seeds spread and produce more plants. Flowering plants: Lilacs Apple trees Cherry trees Daisies Dogwood trees Holly Tickle weed Tulips Violets

Non-Flowering Plants : 

Non-Flowering Plants Examples: *Bamboo *Ferns *Moss

Pine Tree & Oak Tree : 

Pine Tree & Oak Tree Pine trees: LEFT Coniferous Family Pine trees come in many different shapes and sizes. Pine trees have needles instead of leaves. They develop pine cones for reproduction. Oak Trees: RIGHT Deciduous Family Oak trees develop their leaves in the spring, throughout the fall they die & fall off due to lake of sunshine. The Acorn is the ‘fruit’ that the Oak Tree produces.

Roses & Algae : 

Roses & Algae ROSES are a perennial flower shrub/vine. Algae are organisms distinguished from plants when they have no root system, stem, or leaves. It is found in or near water sources. http://botany.si.edu/projects/algae/ Click the link below to see research being done on algae.

Conclusion : 

Conclusion We have now covered several organisms and their physical characteristics. Including: plants and their parts, animals and their body parts, animals that look similar, and flowering and nonflowering plants. Your homework is to: a.) draw a picture labeling the parts of a plant in your science journals. b.) write a paragraph describing the difference between primates and rodents.

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