Reproduction and Ageing
This project teaches children about animal life cycles, including the human life cycle. They explore human growth and development to old age, including the changes experienced during puberty and human reproduction.
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
Investigating 'Do our reactions slow down as we get older?'
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
To write up an investigation including; question, equipment, variables, prediction, method, results and conclusion.
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Not applicable for this unit.
Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions
Life cycle vocabulary. To learn the scientific vocabulary needed for this unit.
Animal life cycles. To describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
Classifying mammals. To learn the key characteristics of a mammal.
Typical mammalian life cycles. To describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
Relationship between mammalian gestation period and mass. To record data and results using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
Human life cycle. To draw and label scientific diagrams.
Human gestation stage. To describe the changes as humans develop to old age.
Human juvenile stage. To investigate the question 'How do humans in the juvenile stage change and develop over time?'
Human adolescent stage. To describe the changes as humans develop to old age.
To explain why personal hygiene is important during puberty..
Human growth charts. To analyse data to support or refute ideas or arguments.
Human sexual reproduction. To describe the process of human reproduction.
Human adult ageing. To plan an investigation 'How do human adults change as they grow older?'.
Human timeline. To describe the changes as humans develop to old age.
Scientific Enquiry: Investigations
Do we slow down as we get older?
To plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
To take measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
To record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
To use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
To report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations.
🏁 BIG FINISH
To complete a range of questions that demonstrate their understanding of the topic.
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)
A range of non-fiction texts.