Growth and Development Teacher Resources

Follow the human life cycle from fetal development through puberty and adolescence with our extensive list of resources on growth and development.
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Human Growth and Development

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A variety of activities spark discussion and encourage creative and critical thinking in a unit designed to inform kindergarten through fifth grade scholars about human growth and development. Each grade level is presented with five...
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Monkey See, Monkey Do

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider the influence of bullies and map the social ecosystem of their schools. They create lifelines that compare baboon and human development and write an essay that considers the relationship between psychosocial development...
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Ages in Stages: An Exploration of the Life Cycle based on Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Human Development

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Examine Erikson's chart on the various stages one goes through growing up. Individually, they write a paper on whether or not they fit into those categories and how they are different today. In groups, for each stage they role play the...
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Development Throughout Life

For Students 9th - 12th
Beginning biologists write the answers to eight questions about human development. Even though the title of this worksheet refers to lifelong development, the material deals specifically with the period between fertilization and birth....
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Fetal Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In vitro and sonogram pictures from four through thirty-seven weeks are shown in a slide show as music plays in the background. Baby and toddler pictures wrap up the presentation. Incredible imaging is captured and displayed in this...
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Growing Up

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Help little learners understand what happens during the human life cycle. Each slide defines and poses discussion questions regarding each phase of human life. Infancy, childhood, the teen years, adulthood, and old age are all covered....
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Human Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Three-dimensional animation zooms in on human development as it begins in the female ovaries. The animated egg changes and forms as you watch it travel down the fallopian tube into the uterus.
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Environmental Causes of Birth Defects

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Get your high schoolers thinking about the factors that lead to birth defects. They examine how environmental factors and personal choices can cause birth defects in unborn children. They discover the effects of various handicaps such as...
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The Origin of Humans

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Where did human beings come from? How did they settle into communities and civilizations? Your class will find the answers in this fascinating presentation, which takes the viewer through the stages of mankind, from the primitive...
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Teaching Awareness of Human Development

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Young scholars examine the process of human development and identify the reasons for a good nights sleep. Individually, they write a list of the situations in their lives which are stressful. As a class, they discuss myths about stress...
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Child Nutrition Unit

For Teachers 7th - 10th
How much fun can you have teaching adolescents about nutrition? Try taking them to work with preschoolers for an hour! This 4-day mini-unit about the importance of nutrition early in life culminates with a field trip. It was written for...
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Regents High School Exam: Living Environment 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Tne New York Regents High School Examinations are comprehensive and include various styles of questions, includingmultiple choice and the analysis of graphs. This particular version, the 2008 Living Environment exam surveys a variety of...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2005

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 2005 version of the Regents High School Examination in the area of ecology is as comprehensive as previous years' exams. It consists of 40 multiple choice questions on everything from the structure of DNA to the interactions within...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2003

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The living environment, from the interior of a cell to the complex relationships among populations, are queried in this final examination. Learners look at air pollution maps, diagrams of cells, population graphs, and drawing of cells....
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The Affects of Hormones on Human Development

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the types of changes they are experiencing during adolescence. As a class, they are introduced to the physical changes in men and women and discover the functions of various glands. In groups, they research the affect...
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The Miracle of Life

For Students 5th - 8th
With this animated, storybook-style application, journey through the phenomenal processes of fertilization, gestation, and human development. 
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Reproductive System Crossword

For Students 6th - 12th
High schoolers review the male and female reproductive systems and fetal development with this crossword puzzle. Some of the answers are vocabulary terms for given definitions, while some are fill-in-the-blank. There are 39 spots to...
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The Coddling of EG-Baby

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Preteens practice parenting an egg for an entire week as an exercise in responsibility. In this particular version of a classic activity, your nurturers keep a baby log, look for a job and calculate costs for supporting a little one, and...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2009

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging ecologists need a full understanding of life, from the inner workings of a cell to the complex relationships among organisms. This examination is meant to assess high schoolers after an entire year course on the living...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2007

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from...
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Human Growth Lab

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students investigate the height of teenagers at their school. In this human growth lesson plan, students gather date for males and females in their class and at their school. They answer questions about growth, the pituitary gland,...
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Commercial Surrogacy: Questions & Considerations of Parties with Vested Interests

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Teenagers explore the topic of surrogate motherhood. They examine the technology involved, types of surrogacy, interested groups, and current laws. Each collaborative group is assigned an interest group. They work together to develop...
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Reproduction, Day 2: Pregnancy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nearly all young scholars have seen pregnant women and may have questions about human development. Intended for secondary students with mild to moderate mental disabilities, this lesson defines the process of pregnancy  in a...
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Rock Our Town

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We name eras of human development such as the Stone Age, Copper Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age after rocks and minerals, proving how important these are to daily life. The applied STEM unit encourages scholars to act as geologists...