Henry's Pet Rock

Henry's Pet Rock

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  • Henry's Pet Rock
  • Written by Jody Ellis
  • 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"
  • Nothing happened...
  • 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.
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