Stage 2 Outcome: (ST2-10LW) describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features Contents: (ACSSU044) Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things. Students will sort objects according to whether they are living or non-living and identify some features of living things that distinguish them from non-living things, eg reproducing, growing and responding to stimuli.
Matilda invited Henry over to meet her new pet. "These are my gold fish" said Matilda proudly.
"I must look after them" said Matilda. Matilda's mother had made her a list of things Matilda must do to keep her gold fish happy and alive.
Looking after a goldfish 1. Feed once a day 2. Keep the water clean 3. Keep your fish company
Henry wanted a pet too. When Henry arrived home he went into the garden to find something that he could look after.
And there it was... a rock. Henry picked it up and hurried inside to care for his new pet.
Henry's rock was not really doing much. He decided it needed a home like the gold fish so he put it in a bowl.
The rock just sat there.
"Maybe my rock is thirsty?"
So Henry gave it some water but this just made the rock wet.
Henry went and picked some leaves to feed his rock.
"Maybe my rock is hungry?"
The rock just sat and sat some more. So Henry decided to sing to his new pet to make it happy.
"La la laaaaaaa"
Matilda arrived to meet Henry's new pet rock. "Hmm" said Matilda. "I don't think your rock is alive and won't make a very interesting pet. Maybe we should go back into the garden to see what else we can find?"
Out in the garden Henry and Matilda searched for a new pet. On the plant that Henry had picked the leaves for his rock they found a lady beetle. They carefully scooped the lady beetle up and took it inside.
"I think my bowl with the leaves and rock might make an ok new home for my lady beetle" said Henry. "I think you're right" said Matilda.