Living things

Let's explore living things

This collection contains curriculum relevant videos, quizzes and games to help Years 5/6 and P6/7 students with their understanding of:

  • animal life cycles and reproduction
  • inheritance
  • evolution
  • adaptation

These educational resources are hand-picked from BBC Bitesize and the wider BBC.

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Here you will find videos and activities about living things. Give them a try, and then test your knowledge with a short quiz before exploring the rest of the collection.

Searching for animal adaptations around the world.

Highlights from the BBC

The best guides and activities from around the BBC. They contain text, videos and challenges to help you understand, practise and test your knowledge.

Animal life cycles
How do humans change during their lifetime?
How do animals reproduce?
What is inheritance?
The life cycles of different organisms
Why do some animals have camouflage?
Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace
Life cycle of an ant
How have water voles adapted to live near the water?
How ants communicate
Terrific Scientific: Feet

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