“Emu”, Science Literacy, Grade 5, 6


Emu is a 6-page science literacy lesson pack for Grades 5,6. The student is introduced to new vocabulary and usage, grammar questions and a variety of language tasks. The emu has such an ugly face that this makes a great read for kids. The emu uses its face as a way of frightening predators, including humans.

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The Emu or Dromaius Novaehollandiae is about a very big bird. If your child likes dinosaurs then this will do the trick. Birds are dinosaurs that have adapted down the ages. This 6 page item is suitable for Grades 5 and 6. The student is introduced to new vocabulary and usage, some grammar, and several written tasks.

This is an informative account of the emu, its appearance, its body, mating, and the funny way it deals with its predators. This bird, that appears on the Australian Coat of Arms, is one of a small number of large, flightless birds.

Anyone can download and use this unit successfully. In the Page for Grades 5 and 6, link below, there’s practical advice and step-by-step help for the non-teacher. It is a good yardstick to use to check how you are teaching.

How We Discovered What Platypuses Eat is about how scientists found out why platypuses in captivity always died. It introduces students to some science concepts such as what a controlled environment is. Here is the link: https://www.tutoringprimary.com/product/discovered-platypuses-eat-grade-6-7-8/

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