There are predictable stages that all living things go through. They can be very similar between different animals, and there can be interesting outliers, During the course of this 9 lesson unit, students will look at their own developmental stages, and compare that to other animals (mammals, and insects) and plants. 

9 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
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Australian Curriculum - (QLD/SA/WA/NT/TAS/ACT)


Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves


Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events


People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things



Observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas


Recognises observable changes occurring in the sky and on the land and identifies Earth’s resources


Uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity


Describes observable features of living things and their environments


Identifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products



People use science in their daily lives


Students will:

  • Learn that all living things go through a number of stages or changes as they grow and learn. 
  • Look at how this happens to humans, nonhuman animals and plants, including a focus on their own growth and development. 
  • Complete a summative assessment information report where they research an animal’s growth and development.
Learning Intention
  • We are learning to understand that living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves.
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