Which and What?
The Learning Through Science teachers’ guides and pupils’ assignment cards for the unit Which and What? differs from the other packs in the Learning Through Science series because the cards are intended for identification use only. They do not suggest pupil activities. There are twelve cards, each twice the size of the regular Learning Through Science cards. The colour sides of six of the cards form keys for the identification of plants and small animals. This is done on the basis of putting plants and small animals into groups without an emphasis on specific naming. The colour sides of the remaining six cards show over forty birds commonly seen in the British Isles. Children can match these with the birds they observe. The reverse side of the cards show trees commonly found in Great Britain, each in its winter and summer shape. These can be matched with trees found in and around schools and homes.
The teachers’ guide provides brief notes on the content of each card, a list of reference books and an index to the birds and trees.
Flowers and petals
Florets, sepals, stamens, fruits
Seed, stems and leaves
Small land animals
Small freshwater animals
Small sea-water animals
Small birds, strong, stumpy beaks
Birds with short, slender beaks
Small birds, short, sharp beaks
Small birds, forked tails
Large birds, stout beaks
Large birds, long, strong beaks
Birds with hooked beaks
Large birds, very short beaks
Two large birds
Large birds, flat bills
Large birds, short, pointed beaks
Birds living near water
Index to birds
Index to trees
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