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- Lynn C., Teacher
- Wakefield, RI
Stages of Human Development Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Young scholars evaluate healthy food intake. In this food intake lesson, students examine healthy food recommendations for each food group. Young scholars analyze food labels and determine appropriate serving size information. After constructing a sample plate of food, students write a paragraph as an assessment.
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.
Pupils 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.
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.