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Students brainstorm about the physical, emotional, and social developmental milestones of human beings. They complete a timeline as a class that begins with birth and ends with death. Students identify whether each milestone is physical, emotional, social, or a combination. They are explained that psychologists have studied the relationships between these milestones of human aging and emotional and social development.
Students explore biology by completing a human growth worksheet. In this child development lesson, students read assigned text about the human birth process and the ideal growth patterns for a child. Students answer study questions about children and complete a "Birth to 5 Years Old" worksheet.
Students become familiar with body changes during puberty. In this stages of human development lesson plan, students review the stages of development from 1-5. Students read an article called I'm Growing but Am I Normal? and discuss the information in the article. Students view a sheet about changes during puberty and answer questions.
Examine Erikson's chart on the various stages one goes through growing up. Individually, they write a paper on whether or not they fit into those categories and how they are different today. In groups, for each stage they role play the role of someone in that stage in front of the class.
With this animated, storybook-style application, journey through the phenomenal processes of fertilization, gestation, and human development.
Students examine the life and career of paleoanthropologist Zeray Alemseged and the concept of how bipedalism influenced the development of hominids. They view an online profile, participate in and discuss a mini class obstacle course, complete an online interactive activity, and create a poster illustrating the similarities and differences between apes and humans.
Students participate in an after school program that promotes concern for others, recognizing differences, accepting differences, leadership roles, mentoring, self-responsibility and personal safety. They explore the diversity of their community and prepare to put on a neighborhood Olympics.
Students determine the different kinds of air pollution. They investigate health concerns that are caused by breathing polluted air, and make a time capsule of items that are of environmental concern. Finally, they attempt to write solutions to problems that are brought about by air pollution and to launch a S.O.A.P. campaign.
Students simulate gene splicing by examining bacteria. They create a bacterial DNA into which they insert the human DNA (gene) that codes for growth hormone. They cut the sites of the enzyme to study how the human DNA can be joined to that of the bacterial plasmid to create recombinant DNA.