Stages of Human Development Teacher Resources
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Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence
Students become familiar with body changes during puberty. In this stages of human development lesson, 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.
This Is Your Life
Young scholars write dialogue about an important life event. They present their story to class and describe how this event helped in their development. Students explain different stages of human development as it pertains to their own life.
Ages in Stages: An Exploration of the Life Cycle based on Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Human Development
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.
Carlos Amorales: Metamorphosis Self-Portrait
Learners are introduced to the art of Carlos Amorales and the theme of metamorphosis. They explore the natural images used in Amorales's art and the theme of metamorphosis they convey. Then they discuss similarities and differences between the way a human and a butterfly change. Young artists create silhouette images of themselves morphing into insects. Tip: Your kids may be too young for Kafka, but it would be an interesting literary connection.
Monkey See, Monkey Do
Students consider the influence of bullies and map the social ecosystem of their schools. They create lifelines that compare baboon and human development and write an essay that considers the relationship between psychosocial development and progress.
Lesson Plan: Plant Life Cycles
Young scientists view videos to watch the changes through the life cycle of a plant. Then they will germinate seeds on a sock and in a plastic bag. Finally, they answer questions about the sequence of plant growth and record changes in local plants and make an original garden.
Growth Stages 1: Infancy and Early Childhood
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.
Life Cycles of Frogs, Dragonflies, And Butterflies
Students explain the similarities and differences in the life cycles of organisms. The lesson begins with a reading of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
What's On MyPlate?
Students evaluate healthy food intake. In this food intake lesson, students examine healthy food recommendations for each food group. Students analyze food labels and determine appropriate serving size information. After constructing a sample plate of food, students write a paragraph as an assessment.
Nineteenth Century Artists: The Scream
The perfect resource for a brief art history lesson on Expressionism for young artists, this worksheet includes a short passage on the history of art in the 19th century, a list of major artists from this time period and then an engaging art activity. The activity included in this worksheet focuses on Expressionism, specifically Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream". Students view the painting and discuss the emotions behind it before creating their own expressionist drawings.
Stages of Life
Young scholars investigate the eight stages of human development. For this stages of life lesson students discuss as a class the stages and complete an activity.
Young scholars explore the endocrine disruption theory. They work in groups to research and develop a persuasive oral argument to support one side of the endocrine disruption theory. Students engage in debate and other activities to analyze the chemical controversy.
Plant and Animal biology
Students use the internet to gather information about plants and animals. They identify the components of a plant and animal cell and components of a human brain. They also examine the human cloning issue.
Students are introduced to the stages of human development. In groups, they research the theories of Erickson, Maslow and Havighurst and compare them to one another. To end the lesson, they present their material to the class and answer questions.
A simple cloze activity gets learners developing a comfort level with sexual development terminology. For Activity 1, they use 12 terms to fill in 11 blanks in an informational text, including sperm, eggs, sex hormones, puberty, fertilisation, and testes. In Activity 2, students explain 5 of the terms from the first activity in short-answer responses. There is little critical thinking or analysis involved. This printout has company logos on the bottom, including Durex.
Hierarchical Organization in Biology: Students Presentations of Neurobiology
High schoolers gather (research) information on neuron structure and action potential. Students are guided to make inferences about the synapse and its relationship to neurotransmitter release and action. They are also guided to make inferences about how neurotransmitters and drugs affect synapses and how these actions may be related to diseases of the nervous system and ultimately behavior.
Life Cycles of Frogs, Dragonflies, and Butterflies
Students observe the changes that occur during the growth and development of insects and frogs. In this life cycles lesson, students read a book, watch a video clip, and work collaboratively in small groups to identify the correct order to show the life cycle of a specified animal.
Comparative Embryology Using Japanese Medaka Fish
Young scholars conduct an experiment to control the breeding of Japanese Medaka fish. They collect the fertilized eggs and view and record the fish's embryological development daily to compare the stages to human development.