KET's Everyday Science is funded in part by Kentucky Power and the American Electric Power Foundation and PNC Bank.
Children go through countless physical changes during the first year of their life. Look At Me Now, an original KET interactive, depicts a year in the life of a baby through photos, and highlights the changes we experience while growing.
This resource is part of the KET Everyday Science collection.
Children have a natural curiosity about themselves and how they change as they grow. This curiosity offers opportunities for children to observe the stages in life—in themselves and their families, as well as plants, animals, and insects.
Providing children an opportunity to study the life cycles of different species will help them understand aspects of human development.
Activity: Life Cycles
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, warm, hot, cold, trees, birds
For this activity, you will need:
1. Send a note home to parents requesting baby pictures of the children in class.
2. Display the baby pictures of the children on a wall.
3. Take photographs of the children and place those pictures beside their baby pictures.
4. Ask the children to explain how they have changed.
5. Record each child’s answer with his name on a chart. Allow the children time to discuss how their answers are alike and how they are different.
6. Read one or more books to the children about the life cycle of plants or animals.
7. Ask, “What happens to this plant or animal over time? What is similar to what happens to you? What is different?” (Children may notice that most living things start out small and get bigger. They may see that some plants or animals look very different at different stages of their lives. They may realize that people and most animals stop growing at some point, but that many trees and shrubs continue to get bigger and bigger.)
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.