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Unit Overview: Reproductive cycles

National Curriculum

  • Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  • Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
  • Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro- organisms, plants and animals
  • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics

Lessons:

6 lessons

How do you clone a potato?

In this lesson, we are going to learn about the differences between sexual and asexual reproduction, particularly in plants. We will also learn about different methods of asexual reproduction in plants, including bulbs, runner plants and tubers. Finally, we will write up an experiment which will test whether you can clone a potato.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 13m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

Why do birds lay eggs?

In this lesson, we will learn about the life cycle of a bird, particularly focusing on a chicken. We will also look at the differences between a hatchling, nestling and fledgling. We will discuss and label the anatomy of a chicken egg. Finally, we will discuss strategies which birds use to attract mates.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 14m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript