Life Cycles

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How does a cheetah life cycle differ from a human life cycle? Kids graph weight gain for humans versus cheetahs and compare other life cycle events such as gestation and life span

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Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners why they think cheetah cubs learn to walk faster than humans—how does this help them in their habitat?
Classroom Considerations

  • Some students may not know their weight in past years, or even currently. Consider asking parents to help with this information 
  • Weight can be a sensitive topic for 5th graders; consider providing average weights for a growing human instead of using personal weights
  • Weight charts are displayed in kg
Pros

  • Good background information for your reference
  • Kids will enjoy guessing cheetah facts before starting the lesson
Cons

  • None