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Animal Nutrition and the Skeletal System


In this project, we will revisit prior learning about living things, including how animals can be carnivores, herbivores or omnivores, needing food, water, air, shelter, sleep and space to reproduce and survive. We will learn that humans are omnivores because of their teeth and ask scientific questions about the human diet and research to find the answers. We will learn how humans need a balanced diet containing various foods in the right proportions from the main food groups: fruit and vegetables, carbohydrates, proteins, dairy and alternatives and oils and spreads. We will learn that oils and spreads contain fat which is an essential part of the human diet if consumed in small amounts, before investigating the fattiness of various foods. This will tie in with our Design Technology cookery project so that we can learn about nutrition from a practical perspective. We will compare the diets of different animals, including carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, and learn the function of the human skeleton, observing and then labelling the location of its major bones. We will also look at the function of muscles and identify how they work in pairs!




Ball and socket joint,     Hinge joint,    Invertebrate,    Nutrient,     Pivot joint,       Vertebrae,          Vertebrate