Children complete a table showing the gestation periods of 10 different mammals. They round each gestation period to the nearest 10 days and use this to create a bar chart. They look for patterns and identify which mammal has the longest gestation period.
Children learn that a human baby takes 40 weeks to develop in the womb. They complete a table by rounding the weight of an embryo/foetus at various stages of gestation to the nearest 100g. They use this information to complete a line graph. Children discuss at which point the foetus gained the most weight.
Children create a timeline showing the ages at which a certain child could perform different activities. They draw illustrations for each activity.
Children think about how children develop physically, mentally and emotionally as they get older. With a partner, they discuss the age at which a child should be permitted to perform simple activities independently, such as riding a bike on the road and walking to school alone. They place them in order of age required, and give reasons for their judgments.
Children learn that puberty is the period when a child begins to change into an adult. They explore a range of male and female body and mind changes. Children complete 2 diagrams, one for each gender, explaining some of the changes involved with puberty.
Children complete a diagram, explaining some body features which are exclusive to adult men, some body features which are exclusive to adult women, and body features which are common to both adult men and adult women.
Children learn about some of the difficulties involved with old age, as people's minds and bodies get more frail. Children give advice to 4 different old people and advise them on how they can improve their lives. They consider ways in which they can help older people in their own families and communities.
Children consider the changes which take place during the course of a human life. They create a timeline with 8 different stages (embryo, foetus, newborn, child, adolescent, young adult, middle-aged adult and old adult) and draw their own illustrations.