y5_lifecycles_planning - Uplands Junior School MEDIUM TERM...

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MEDIUM TERM PLANS Class: 5LV Science Planning 2010 Term 1 Life Cycles Through this unit children learn that plants and animals reproduce as part of their life cycle and that in every life cycle there are distinct processes and stages. They should begin to understand how reproduction is important to the survival of the species. Key skills : communication using scientific terminology, development of observation skills, recording observations, carrying out investigations, developing questioning skills & problem solving skills and making suggestions for improvements through evaluation of own work. Learning Objectives Tasks/Activities Vocabular y Resources Assessment Evaluation of lesson Lesson 1 Pupils can describe the life stages of a flowering plant using terms such as: germinate, growth, pollination. Pupils can distinguish between the stages of human development. Pupils can talk about the basic life cycle of a butterfly. Whole class discussion - The teacher holds up a plant (or photo of one) and asks the chn to discuss in pairs the life cycle that the plant goes through and any scientific names they can think of that are linked to the life cycle. After 2 mins of discussion the chn report back to the whole class. Teacher makes notes on the board trying to draw out key words - germination, pollination, growth, seed… Next the teacher shows the class a photo of a butterfly - Does this animal look like this when it is young? Chn discuss in pairs and report back. Teacher makes notes on the board, again highlighting key words – chrysalis, larval stage - Children to watch a You Tube clip of the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Finally the teacher gets a child to come to the front of the class, asking the chn to compare the child to the teacher - What stage is this human at in her life cycle? What stage am I at in my life cycle? Teacher writes - baby, infant, child, teenager, adult, old person on the board. All 3 life cycles are compared. Class informed that over the next 6 weeks they will be Seed, seedling, germination, pollination, fertilisation, reproduction, growth, cocoon, larval stage, life cycle, death, human, child, infant, adult, teenager. 1 plant, photograph of a butterfly, You Tube clip of caterpillar emerging from a chrysalis/pupa to form a butterfly - good clip is: Time Lapse - Phoebis sennae Butterfly Pupates-Emerges . Poster showing the life cycle of a flowering plant. Poster materials - coloured paper, pencils, rulers, glue, pictures of plants and pollinating insects to cut out and stick onto the poster, keywords displayed, examples of different posters for inspiration. Formative: questioning - to ascertain understanding and misconceptions. Completion of a plant
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course INBIO 276R taught by Professor Johngardner during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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