Growing up

Many pets live longer than people think, did you know that some cats live for up to 20 years? Baby animals look cute but they need a lot of attention and special care for that animal for their entire life - however long that is.

Kitten with tongue outThis lesson focuses on growth using babies (human and animal babies) and their different life spans as examples. By the end of this lesson most students will be able to recognise that, like humans, an adequate diet and exercise is necessary for animals to grow and stay healthy. They should be able to make comparisons and describe differences they observe between babies and toddlers and recognise that animals produce young.

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Growing up lesson plan

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