Key Stage 2

Moving & Growing

In this unit children learn about how the skeleton is related to movement and support in humans, and what happens to the The Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes lives in Western and Central equatorial Africa.skeleton and muscles as they move. They compare human bones and skeletons with those of other animals.

Activities include:

  • Investigation and collection of evidence
  • Observation, measurements and comparisons
  • Interpretation of evidence

They will use words such as: ribs, spine, skull, contract, relax, vertebrate.

Use the Museum displays to help children:

  • Describe the main functions of their skeleton
  • Describe observable characteristics of bones
  • Recognise that their skeletons grow as they grow
  • State that movement depends on both skeleton and muscles
  • Investigate a question and collect and interpret reliable evidence in order to answer the question

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