Daily Challenge: Have a tea party.
8:45 - 9:15 - TTRS
9:15 - 10:15 - Maths - Fractions
10:30 - 11 - Reading - Continue with your audiobook.
11 - 12 - English
Today, you are writing the second part of your explanation text. Have a look at the video for what you need to include.
SPaG – Parenthesis with dashes.
Think about what we have learnt about parenthesis for the last two weeks. We can also use dashes - - to show a subordinate clause. Complete pages 54 and 55 in your Grammar book.
Find out about the monk and scientist, Gregor Mendel (1822–1884), whose research using thousands of pea plants informed his theory of inheritance and supported Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Think about this test. If you have any of the equipment at home, you could give it a try.
Set up a simple test to explore the differences in Darwin’s and Mendel’s ideas on inheritance.
Test Darwin’s theory by mixing yellow paint and blue paint in a bowl to make green paint. Discuss how, if yellow is one parent and blue is another, all offspring would be green.
Test Mendel’s theory by mixing yellow and blue beads in a bowl. Discuss how, if each colour was the parent, offspring will be either yellow or blue, not green.
What are the differences in the two theories? Think about what characteristics that you have inherited from parents or grandparents, and how they are similar to or different from their siblings.
Note: Darwin believed that traits blend when inherited, so a tall person and a small person would have a medium sized child. However, Mendel discovered that traits were inheritable due to particles, which we now know as genes. Genetic inheritance is not quite as simple as the test in this activity, but children are not required to understand the intricacies in any greater depth at this stage.