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Science- Teams Lesson 9am

WALT: Identify the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird?

WALT: How do animals reproduce?


Lifecycle - the process of adults having young which then grow into adults and in turn produce young.

Gestation period - the period of time that a mammal carries her offspring, or babies, inside her body before giving birth.

Mammary glands - a gland in a woman‛s breast or in a female animal that produces milk.

Life expectancy/average life span - the average number of years that a person or animal can expect to live.

Incubate - to sit on eggs so that they will be kept warm and will hatch. Metamorphosis - a major change in form or structure that some animals go through to become adults.

Marsupial - a type of mammal that gives birth to babies before they are fully developed; the babies continue to grow in a pouch on their mother‛s stomach. Hatchling - a newly hatched young bird.

Nestling - a young bird that is living in the nest and is dependent on its parents.

Fledgling - a young bird that is ready to fly the nest.

Migrate - to move from one region or habitat to another, according to the seasons.

After Live Lesson Task. Using a rule and pencil copy and populate the human timeline into your books. You will need your notes from the Live Lesson to be able to do this.