LI: (1) to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal
(2) how mammals reproduce
(3) to use research to answers questions
When you see ‘heading’ or ‘subheading’ in blue, please write them into your book when you get to that section – this will help to organise your work.
Science: life cycles of mammals (main heading)
Subheading: What are mammals? How can we identify them from their key features?
List the key features of mammals in your book underneath this subheading
Subheading: What is the life cycle of a mammal?
Try to include:
- the four stages: embryo, infant (baby), adolescent and adult
- key facts, including changes which occur at each stage
Subheading: How do mammals reproduce?
Think about the following questions: How do they give birth? How long is their gestation period? What size are their babies?
TASK (read everything, including the challenges, before you begin!):
- Gestation period,
- Number of young
- Height/length at birth
- Average height/length of adults
- Weight at birth
- Average weight of adult
- Life expectancy
Challenges (see top trump templates below):
CH1 – complete top trump cards for data in Mammals Data Bank
CH2 – add additional cards for animals you have researched
Ch3 – as above plus add additional features/interesting facts to each of your animals
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