Foetal fruit and veg!
We used a variety of fruit and vegetables to represent the size of a foetus as it develops in its mother's womb. We couldn't believe that we all started life as a cell smaller than a full stop!
We have begun our new 'Life Explorers' topic by thinking about what happens to humans as they grow older. We worked in groups to consider what developmental milestones you would expect to see at different ages. We had lots of interesting ideas!
We then played a game to see if we could work out the different gestation periods for different animals, including humans. We learned that gestation is the process by which an animal or human grows a baby and is the time between conception and birth. Once we had worked out the correct gestation periods for different animals, we were challenged to spot any patterns in the results. We realised that there was a link between the size of the animal and how long it carried a baby for before giving birth.
In most cases, the larger the animal the longer period of gestation. Therefore, the smaller the animal, the shorter gestation time.