Y5 Gestation Periods (mammals)

Pupils learn that the length of time in the womb for humans and other mammals varies considerably, based mostly upon size. The length of time a mammal is pregnant is called the gestation period. Pupils order a selection of animals according to the length of their gestation periods (a cut and paste activity) and then place these results into a bar graph.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - describe the changes as humans develop to old age
  • NaG - pupils could work scientifically by researching the gestation periods of other animals and comparing them with humans
  • WS - pupils should identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments

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