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Science Unit 4a - Moving and Growing

 

                                                  This unit is aimed at children in Year 4.

                                                  A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 4a: Moving and Growing.

                                                  For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

 

   

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for unit

(14 pages)

Vocabulary to be used during this unit

Cards of words that may be used throughout this unit (42 cards / words – 3 on each sheet)

Where are the skeletons from?

(1 page)

To know that humans (and some other animals) have bony skeletons inside their bodies

Pictures of skeletons - where are they from – use given words.

Have they got bones?

(1 page)

To know that humans (and some other animals) have bony skeletons inside their bodies

Indicate which of the animals in the pictures have got bones or not.

Compare the skeletons

(1 page)

To make and record relevant observations of bones and skeletons

Adult and child skeleton pictures to compare and answer the questions

Skeleton word search

(1 page)

To make and record relevant observations of bones and skeletons

Look for the given words associated with the skeleton in a word search. Words are darkened.

The Skeleton

To make and record relevant observations of bones and skeletons

PowerPoint presentation showing the skeleton as a whole and in parts and names of the bones

Questions about the skeleton

(1 page)

To make and record relevant observations of bones and skeletons

Answer briefly the given questions about the skeleton and how it works.

The human skeleton

 (2 pages)

To make and record relevant observations of bones and skeletons

Match the given names of bones to the bones on the picture of the skeleton. Form information given, answer the questions.

All about the skeleton

(1 page)

To make and record relevant observations of bones and skeletons

Label the skeleton and fill in the gaps of the text with the given words

Combine pairs of bone words

(1 page)

To make and record relevant observations of bones and skeletons

‘Bone’ words into syllables to make into full words for bones in the body

Movements of joints

 (1 page)

To make observations and comparisons of relevant features

Make all the given movements and record which joints are used for each movement.

Loop cards

(7 pages)

To make observations and comparisons of relevant features

Approx 3 on each page. Cut out each row, stick back to back – use as giving the statement and receive answer or give answer – what is the statement. (Laminate for durability)

Revision about the skeleton

(2 pages)

To make observations and comparisons of relevant features

Use towards the end of the unit – questions about the skeleton, label a skeleton with what you remember from the unit

Measurement of skeletons

 (1 page)

To learn that human skeletons are internal and grow as humans grow

Measure the given bones on self and on someone who is older / younger to note the difference

Measuring body parts

 (1 pages)

To decide precisely what body measurement to make, and to make it

Record equipment to use, what to do, measurements taken, what was found out.

Presenting Information

 (2 pages)

To identify a question

To use bar charts or pictograms to present measurements

Decide on a question, collect information, give a prediction, make graphs from data collected.

Our Skeleton bones

(2 page)

To learn that the skeleton supports the body

Information, compare two skulls, answer questions about bones and their uses

Make a model of a skull

(1 page)

To learn that the skeleton supports the body

Template of a skull to cut out, mount on card, put in a split pin, and then move like a jaw.

Make a skeleton

(2 pages)

To learn that the skeleton supports the body

Instructions and template to make own skeleton

Bones and muscles

(1 page)

To know that animals with skeletons have muscles attached to the bones

Fill in the missing words connected with bones and muscles

Muscles

 (2 pages)

To know that a muscle has to contract (shorten) to make a bone move.

To learn that muscles act in pairs

Information about muscles. Pictures to show how they work. Questions to answer.

The muscular system

(1 page)

To know facts about muscles

Fun picture of the muscles in the body, questions to answer about the muscular system.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

   

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