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Human Species

This resource contains six activities that link to Animals including humans, it could be taught in line with SRE as it covers puberty. These resources are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 5 and 6. Activities include:

  • exploring gestation periods and foetal development – identifying patterns in growth.
  • identifying the changes that boys and girls go through during puberty, sorting changes into physical and emotional, as well as boys, girls and both genders.
  • researching changes that happen as we age, creating a visual timeline of key events in the human life cycle.
  • identifying the impact of healthy and unhealthy diet and lifestyle choices on the human body; including looking at diet, exercise, and drugs.
  • exploring our circulatory system through investigating the effect of exercise on our heart rate, as well as looking at how nutrients and water are transported around our body through our blood stream.

These activities have been provided by Hamilton Trust as part of their mixed age group science lessons.

The Hamilton website also hosts a wealth of other free resources.

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