Term 1 Topic 5 Growth and Development IntroductionPlants and animals grow and develop throughout their lives.A life cycle describes the stages and processes that take place while an:animal or plant develops and grows.A life cycle describes how one generation of an animal or plant gives rise:to the next generation through reproduction.Death can occur at any stage of the life cycle.Many animals care for their young in order for them to develop and grow.A food chain is also included.Ice BreakerGreet the learners.Ask how many of them have ever planted a tree/seedling/herb.Choose a learner to plant one of the seedlings into the empty pot plant container as follows:place small stones at the bottom (good drainage).fill half of the container with potting / bush soil.carefully remove one seedling from the tray (push a pencil carefully through the hole at the bottom).place the seedling in the centre of the container.fill the container with potting/bush soil.use the 2 Litre cool drink bottle with the holes at the bottom to water the seedling.place the container in the class on the teacher’s table or cupboard (it must be exposed to enough sunshine and light).a group of learners can be identified to start a garden [after dismissal] ; first prepare the demarcated area and then they can plant the rest of the seedlings.the learners must monitor the growth, colours and changes of the seedling in the class and compare it to the seedlings in the garden.Teacher Input 1Ask learners the following questions:How did a butterfly look when it was born? (Caterpillar = worm-like larva of an insect).What is a tadpole and how will its life cycle change? (the tailed larvae of a frog, toad, newt or salamander).Look at the tray of seedlings and describe how they will look when they start flowering.Describe the colour of the seedlings.How many seeds can be counted?Read the seedling packet for the following information:name of the flowerdescribe the colour and size of the seedsidentify in which season it should be plantedname the colours of the flowersidentify the season in which it should be sownshould it be planted in full sun / shade / semi-shade sections in thegardenShow Presentation 1 and tell the learners they will be expected to answer a few questions afterwards.Learner Activity 1Have a quiz competition in class.The learners will compete as they are seated in their rows.Points are allocated as follows:3 points are awarded for the correct answer.2 points are deducted for the wrong answer.1 point is awarded for an answer that is partially correct.Questions:What is a life cycle?The process of a plant and animal’s development from birth until death.Name two animals that play a role in pollination.Insects (fly, bee, butterfly, birds, etc.True / false and reason: Roots grow upwards towards the sunlight.Where does a plant’s life cycle start?Seed that germinates.What is needed for a seed to germinate? Name 2.Water, light, correct temperature.Commend the learners on their performance in the quiz.Teacher Input 2Remind the learners that certain words like pollination, germination, fertilization and seed dispersal are very important and they must know the definition of each word.They will watch 3 videos : 1st – pollination; 2nd – growth of a seed; 3rd seed dispersal; dramatize the life cycle of a plant in groups of 6.The teacher should encourage and inspire the learners to improvise by being creative, innovative and unpredictable.The teacher also tells the learners that they will complete two worksheets after the groups have dramatized the life cycle of a plant.Show Video Clip 1 (2:31 minutes). The video shows the pollination of a flower, and the process it goes through from pollination, fertilization and the formation of dispersal of seeds.Show Video Clip 2 (04:07 minutes). The video shows a growing seed.Show Video Clip 3 (2:25 minutes). The video shows how seed disperal occurs.Learner Activity 2Three learners are asked to explain what they saw / liked / can remember of the video clips.Groups dramatize the life cycle of a plant.The learners complete Worksheet A.Worksheet A.Teacher Input 3Ask the learners who has pets.Encourage them to elaborate on their pets’ colour, name, habits, age, etc.Explain that the next presentation will cover the life cycles of animals, including humans and mammals.The learners are instructed to jot down words or facts that they did not know/ would not remember/ find interesting.Show Presentation 2.Allow learners an opportunity to ask questions about words or factst that they do not know / remember or are unsure of or ask prompting questions.Learner Activity 3Divide the learners into 6 groups.6 groups dramatize the life cycle of an animal.Encourage and inspire the learners to improvise by being creative, innovative and unpredictable.Inform the learners that they will watch a video clip on metamorphosis before they complete the next worksheet.Teacher Input 4Show Video Clip 4 (4:32 minutes). The video shows the life cycle from a caterpillar into a butterfly.After the video clip, ask one or two learners to explain the process of how a caterpillar changes into a butterfly.Learner Activity 4Hand out Worksheet B for learners to complete.Revision Activity 1Learners complete Quiz 1.Additional Resources: Video LinksSeed germination - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYzXToyEzBULife cycle of butterfly and frog - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRdVGTTK05Q By Administrator|2015-07-24T11:36:12+02:00June 17th, 2015|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! facebooktwitterlinkedinredditwhatsapptumblrpinterestvkEmail About the Author: Administrator Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.